Relaxed 10-Day Ireland Road Trip from Cork to Galway and Dublin

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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 10-day road trip in Ireland with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Ireland at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Cork, Galway, and Dublin. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 4 nights in Cork, 1 night in Galway, and 4 nights in Dublin. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Ireland.

Experience an easy 10-day self-drive tour across Ireland with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Ireland so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Ireland. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Cork, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across Ireland and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Ireland. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Ireland.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Ireland. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Phoenix Park in Dublin. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating St Stephen's Green.

Traveling leisurely through Ireland means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Dublin Castle. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable St Patrick's Cathedral. Get close to the spectacular Guinness Storehouse and the wonderful Dublin Zoo. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Ireland. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Ireland has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Ireland's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Ireland.

By the end of your 10-day road trip through Ireland, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Ireland and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Ireland. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in Ireland. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in Ireland and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 4 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 1 night
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 4 nights
Photo of Colorful row houses with towering cathedral in background in the port town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.Cobh
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife Park
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle. Historic landmark in the town of Kilkenny in Ireland.Kilkenny Castle Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Photo of beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
photo of Trim Castle .
Irish Whiskey Museum, Royal Exchange A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandIrish Whiskey Museum
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of National museum of Ireland situated in the former Collins barracks, Dublin, IrlandNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
photo of Newgrange .Newgrange
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
Titanic Experience Cobh, Ballyvoloon, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandTitanic Experience Cobh
photo of view of Knowth tumulus in the historical area of Brú na Bóinne, Irland.Brú na Bóinne
photo of view of 2nd May 2019, Slane, County Meath, Ireland. Slane Castle and Distillery, Irland.Slane Castle
photo of view ofVintage canons line the ramparts at the Charles Fort in Bridgetown Barbados, Kinsale, Irland.Charles Fort
photo of view of MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee, Cork, Ireland.Munster Technological University
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Jameson Distillery Midleton
photo of view of Cork, Ireland. The north channel River Lee and St Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Irland.St Patrick's Bridge
photo of Swiss Cottage .Swiss Cottage
photo of view of Aerial view of Oranmore Castle 800 year old national monument, Cork, Irland.National Monument
Shannon Heritage, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandShannon Heritage

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cork - arrival day

  • Cork - Arrival day
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  • St Patrick's Bridge
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Ireland begins when you reach Cork, where you’ll stay for a total of 4 nights.

Cork is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent St Patrick's Bridge. Around 607 visitors have rated this fascinating bridge and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Cork offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Sin é. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

Liberty Grill serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Cork has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,609 reviews.

Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 792 customers, Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Cork looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at The Oliver Plunkett, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,192 reviews.

The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Cork. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,534 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Cornstore Cork. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Ireland! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Blarney, Glanmire, and Cork

  • Cork
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Munster Technological University
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
  • More

On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Blarney at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Blarney, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Blarney Castle & Gardens. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,764 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Blarney, the wonderful Blarney Stone. This stone is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,764 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Blarney itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Blarney. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Izz Cafe. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 731 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Market Lane, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Market Lane is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 2,609 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended The SpitJack Cork. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,934 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Blarney and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular A Bróg Bar + Kitchen. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,592 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular The Thomond Bar. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,430 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is The Woodford. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. The Woodford has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,261 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Kinsale, Cobh, Carrigtwohill, and Cork

  • Cobh
  • Cork
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Drive 116 km, 2 hours 8 min

  • Charles Fort
  • Jameson Distillery Midleton
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Titanic Experience Cobh
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On day 3 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you’ll explore the area around Kinsale, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Kinsale will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Ireland.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating fort, the stunning Charles Fort. Around 3,418 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Ireland by joining a traveler-approved tour in Kinsale. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Kinsale and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Kinsale that will make your self-drive tour in Ireland more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Kinsale to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Cork for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Ireland by eating at one of the best restaurants in Cork.

With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,073 customers, the dining experience Luigi Malones Cork offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Ireland.

Hayfield Manor Hotel is another pleasant place to eat in Cork. This restaurant offers a menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,427 customers.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that locals enjoy, check out Quinlans Seafood Bar Cork and try their flavorful menu. This local favorite has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,527 customers.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At The Shelbourne Bar, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Cork is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,024 customers.

You can also unwind and enjoy a few drinks at Cask, another well-known bar in Cork. Customers have rated this city bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 974 reviews.

Another top-rated bar with a unique vibe is White Rabbit Bar & BBQ. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 991 customers, White Rabbit Bar & BBQ is one of the best places to end a laid-back tour of Cork.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Ireland is all about!

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Day 4

Day 4 – West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 255 km, 4 hours 9 min

  • Shannon Heritage
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Eyre Square
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On day 4 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Ireland. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Ireland.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Galway. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the region of West Clare. You’ll spend 1 night in Galway.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Eyre Square. This square and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 13,114 visitors.

While exploring the city of Galway, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Ireland, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Galway, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible region of West Clare. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Ireland and discover the wonderful West Clare.

While in West Clare, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Cliffs of Moher. This cliff and popular site has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 32,664 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in West Clare.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Ireland comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Galway. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Galway, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Galway. Check out Hooked, a top choice in Ireland due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Galway restaurant to try is a local favorite, O'Connell's Bar Galway.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Kai Restaurant is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Galway has a score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,177 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Galway. The popular Tigh Chóilí has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,662 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Ireland.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like Caribou. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.7 from 979 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Galway recommend A Púcán. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 3,188 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Ireland with a toast at a top-rated bar in Galway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, and Dublin

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Drive 278 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Spanish Arch
  • Slane Castle
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Newgrange
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Day 5 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Ireland will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Ireland, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

You’ll begin your day and sightseeing in Galway, and continue your explorations in the city of Trim. The charming Dublin is where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Galway, where you will see the amazing Spanish Arch. This famous must-see tourist destination has an impressive 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 5,753 people.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Galway than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring the city of Galway, it’s time to hit the road again and continue your relaxed road trip to another city in Ireland, the lovely Trim!

In Trim, you’ll find the magnificent Trim Castle. This popular castle has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,117 visitors.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of Dublin for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in Ireland, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Dublin.

We highly recommend going to FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,660 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Shouk. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,608 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated PHX Bistro. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,038 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out The Temple Bar Pub for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,491 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is The Brazen Head. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,980 customers.

You may also try The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant, another top-rated bar in the city. About 10,779 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Let’s toast to day 5 of your laid-back self-drive in Trim! Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour

  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Castle
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
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Day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Ireland serves as your introduction to Dublin. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Ireland and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Dublin, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 8,588 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 3,089 guests, Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Harding offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers. Harding is a top-rated budget hotel in Dublin with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,290 guests.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Dublin. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Dublin, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Ha'penny Bridge. This footbridge and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Dublin. The fascinating Ha'penny Bridge has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,278 travelers.

Dublin is also home to the captivating Dublin Castle, a local top-tier point of interest and another popular attraction in the city. About 31,463 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Ireland. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,563 travelers, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible St Patrick's Cathedral. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing anglican or episcopal cathedral and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 21,169 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Guinness Storehouse. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating tourist attraction and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 19,154 visitors have rated the famous Guinness Storehouse an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Dublin, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Ireland.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Ireland. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Dublin, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Dublin is The Vintage Kitchen. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 911 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love Chapter One Restaurant for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Dublin. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 customers.

Another alternative is Mr Fox. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 690 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Dublin. At Porterhouse Temple Bar, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your relaxed road trip at Light House Cinema, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 3,744 reviews.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is also one of the best places in Dublin where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,719 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 4 km, 42 min

  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Book of Kells
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Molly Malone Statue. This incredible must-see tourist destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,774 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Irish Whiskey Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,774 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Book of Kells. This codex has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,299 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This national museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world, or more than 370,965 people annually. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,321 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous St Stephen's Green. This amazing site is a wonderful park with more than 29,521 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 7 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, The Stags Head. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,691 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Celt, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Celt is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 4,507 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended O'Donoghues Bar. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular The Bank on College Green. This vibrant bar is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Café en Seine. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Murray’s Pub. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Murray’s Pub has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 8 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Ireland gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Dublin and visit more of its attractions.

Dublin has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 1 night more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Phoenix Park, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Phoenix Park has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,298 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Dublin Zoo. This city feature got an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from its 25,663 guests. Every year, around 1,105,005 visitors spend time marveling at this amazing zoo.

Another place of interest in the city of Dublin is the notable National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. The popular National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is a highlight of many travel packages in Dublin. As a matter of fact, this remarkable art museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 5,309 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Dublin, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous National Botanic Gardens. Take your time exploring this wonderful botanical garden and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 15,718 visitors.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Dublin by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Dublin.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Dublin, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Lemon Jelly Cafe is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Dublin-based food place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,104 guests.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Dublin, The Palace Bar. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars given by 2,824 customers.

Another drinking place in the city we recommend you try out is Merchant's Arch. Check out its selection of liquors, and learn why it has been rated 4.5 over 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Dublin and end day 8 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Ireland on a great note!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork

  • Kilkenny
  • Cork
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Drive 293 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • Swiss Cottage
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On day 9 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Ireland. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Ireland.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Kilkenny. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Cashel. You’ll spend 1 night in Cork.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars from 10,743 visitors.

Another top sight worth checking out is the amazing Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum and go-to attraction has an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars from 11,458 travelers.

While exploring the city of Kilkenny, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Ireland, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Kilkenny, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Cashel. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Ireland and discover the wonderful Cashel.

While in Cashel, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Rock of Cashel. This castle and popular site has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,510 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in Cashel.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Ireland comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Cork. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Cork, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Cork.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Cork. The popular The Roundy has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 974 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Ireland.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like The Oval. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.6 from 799 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Cork recommend Costigan's Pub. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 818 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Ireland with a toast at a top-rated bar in Cork!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Cork - departure day

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  • National Monument
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in Ireland is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Cork.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Cork once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Ireland on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

National Monument is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Cork. This top sight is a popular monument, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 457 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Cork or just grab something light to keep you going.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Cork and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in Ireland is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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