6 days in Dublin, Galway & Donegal Town Itinerary

6 days in Dublin, Galway & Donegal Town Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Stuttgart

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Dublin — 1 night

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll around Phoenix Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around St Stephens Green, take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, then stop by James Joyce Cultural Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin travel planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Dublin is little chillier than Stuttgart - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Galway — 1 night

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 4th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then walk around Eyre Square.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Galway road trip tool.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Donegal Town — 2 nights

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Maghera Beach and Caves, experience rural life at Castle Adventure Open Farm, and then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Donegal Town road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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