6 days in Galway, County Cork & Dublin Itinerary

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Galway — 1 day

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then walk around Eyre Square.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Galway road trip website.

Boston, USA to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Boston to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, you will find days in Galway are cooler (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Blarney.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Parks
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Blarney — 1 night

A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Blarney Stone and then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Blarney trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Blarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. July in Blarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
Historic Sites
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Dublin — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip tool.

You can drive from Blarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
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County Cork travel guide

Castles · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.