5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

5 days in Kilkenny & Galway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights

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Kilkenny — 1 night

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Brewery Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip planning website.

Galway to Kilkenny is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In March in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.
Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Golf
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Galway — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Change things up with a short trip to The Great Western Greenway in Westport (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and get a taste of local nightlife at Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Kilkenny in April, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive
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