8 days in Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

8 days in Dublin, Galway & Cork Itinerary

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Dublin
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 1 night
Taxi to Mallow, Train to Dublin
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Dublin
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Dublin — 3 nights

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 Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Galway — 2 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.
Go for a jaunt from Galway to Bunratty to see Bunratty Castle & Folk Park about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Galway tour site.

Take a train from Dublin to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Cork — 1 night

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cork trip builder tool.

Take a bus from Galway to Cork in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Dublin — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and then examine the collection at GPO Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Cork to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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