8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner
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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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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.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Fanore Beach and Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Spanish Point Beach (in Miltown Malbay), Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's more to do: look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Galway trip planning tool.

Tampa, USA to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tampa to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Galway is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Dublin — 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Cleo Knitwear. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: walk around St Stephens Green, view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography, browse the different shops at Fallon & Byrne, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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