11-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin traveling west to Galway, Killarney, and Kilkenny

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Ireland on a 11-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Dublin, Galway, Kinvarra, Bunratty, Limerick, Killarney, Cobh, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, Ballincollig, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Kilkenny, and Enniskerry. This road trip itinerary in Ireland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Ireland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Dublin, 3 nights in Galway, 3 nights in Killarney, and 1 night in Kilkenny. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Ireland. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Dublin, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Ireland on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Ireland. Phoenix Park and St Stephen's Green are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Dublin, Galway, Kinvarra, Bunratty, Limerick, Killarney, Cobh, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, Ballincollig, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Kilkenny, and Enniskerry, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Ireland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Ireland.

Throughout your road trip in Ireland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Ireland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Ireland fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Ireland today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
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Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 3 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 3 nights
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 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 / 3 nights
Photo of Colorful row houses with towering cathedral in background in the port town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.Cobh

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Attractions

Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
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
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Rinvyle ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandKylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
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
Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry ED, The Municipal District of Bray, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandPowerscourt House & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ballinastoe, Calary ED, The Municipal District of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandWicklow Mountains National Park
photo of view ofRoss Castle is a 15th-century tower house in County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle
Photo of view from Torc Mountain, Ireland.Torc Mountain
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
Connemara National Park, Addergoole, Ballynakill ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandConnemara National Park
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
photo of King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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 Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of Poulnabrone dolmen .Poulnabrone dolmen
Conor Pass
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Walled Victorian Garden
Regional Park Ballincollig(Páirc Réigiúnach Bhaile an Chollaigh), Great Island, Ballincollig ED, Ballincollig - Carrigaline, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandRegional Park Ballincollig
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dublin - arrival day

  • Dublin - Arrival day
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  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Your road trip adventure in Ireland begins as soon as you reach Dublin and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Dublin for 2 nights and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

Dublin is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Dublin. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dublin. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Make sure to book a table at Bastible, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining venue in Dublin. This local gem’s delectable modern cuisine is sure to leave a lasting impression. Bastible is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Treat yourself to culinary excellence at Patrick Guilbaud, offering a Bib-Gourmand awarded dining experience. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The incredible modern french cuisine at Patrick Guilbaud has earned praise globally.

If you're in the mood for something different, consider reserving a table at Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. This celebrated dining spot in Dublin is renowned for its sumptuous meals and modern menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 2 Michelin-star prestige.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Dublin. The Temple Bar Pub offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 25,491 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like The Brazen Head. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 11-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 16 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
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Day 2 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 1 night left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

If you have an appetite for more adventure, check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Dublin on this day of your trip. You'll find the most recommended ones below.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Dublin's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to reserve a table at The Vintage Kitchen, an iconic dining spot in Dublin. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 911 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Chapter One Restaurant while in Dublin. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, treasured by 849 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Mr Fox, a favorite in Dublin. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 690 discerning guests.

If you're looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Porterhouse Temple Bar, claiming it's one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Light House Cinema. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Dublin and Galway

  • Dublin
  • Galway
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Drive 219 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • Book of Kells
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • Dublin Castle
  • National Botanic Gardens
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On day 3 of your road trip in Ireland, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Dublin and Galway. In the evening, you’ll end up in Galway, where you will stay for 3 nights.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Book of Kells. This codex is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 13,299 reviews.

Next up, make your way to National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This national museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,321 reviews. Usually, around 370,965 people visit National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology every year.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to St Stephen's Green. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 29,521 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Dublin Castle. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,463 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to National Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,718 visitors.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Galway. This car ride takes around 2 hours 16 min.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Galway. Galway offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Galway.

Make sure to reserve a table at Hooked, an iconic dining spot in Galway. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,796 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at O'Connell's Bar Galway while in Galway. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, treasured by 1,659 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Kai Restaurant, a favorite in Galway. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,177 discerning guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Tigh Chóilí, one of the best bars in the city. Tigh Chóilí is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Caribou. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 979 customers.

An Púcán also belongs to the list of the best bars in Galway, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Ireland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 42 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Eyre Square
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
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On day 4 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Galway. You’ll stay in Galway for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Your discoveries in Galway do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Galway on this day of your trip. You can select your tours below.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Galway. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Don't miss out on experiencing Ard Bia at Nimmos, a renowned dining spot in Galway. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,099 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at The Quay Street Kitchen while immersing yourself in Galway. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,029 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square), a beloved dining establishment within Galway. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,000 satisfied customers.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Galway. The Front Door Pub often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at The Skeff Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,514 customers.

Head back to your accommodation in Galway and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Conamara Municipal District, Kinvarra, and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 215 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Connemara National Park
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Dunguaire Castle
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Wake up to day 5 of your extraordinary road trip in Ireland. With 1 night left in Galway, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Dunguaire Castle. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,855 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Galway. This drive usually takes around 31 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Galway and your accommodation.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Galway's best restaurants.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. While you’re in Galway. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 616 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Galway is OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 588 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Galway, enjoy Zappis Restaurant’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 505 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend O'Connor's Famous Pub, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,806 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is The Dáil Bar Galway, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Monroe's Tavern is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

As the day draws to a close, take a moment to unwind and prepare for the next exciting chapter of your road trip in in Ireland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Bunratty, West Clare Municipal District, and Killarney

  • Limerick
  • Killarney
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Aillwee Cave
  • Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • King John's Castle
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Bunratty, West Clare Municipal District, Limerick, and Killarney. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Killarney, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Make Bunratty Castle & Folk Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 12,442 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Bunratty, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Limerick. Your travel time is around 15 min.

Killarney’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Limerick behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 38 min. Killarney welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Killarney, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the region.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Killarney's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Cronins Restaurant, an acclaimed dining establishment in Killarney. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 950 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder while experiencing the best of Killarney. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 766 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House, an elegant culinary destination in Killarney. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 626 previous guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the region. John M. Reidy is a popular option with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,292 customers.

Another top option is Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

The Laurels Pub & Restaurant is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,544 customers.

Say good night to Killarney and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Killarney and Dingle

  • Killarney
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Drive 177 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Torc Mountain
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House
  • Ross Castle
  • Conor Pass
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Day 7 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Killarney for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

You can learn more about Killarney today by going on a tour. Killarney offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Killarney's best restaurants.

Reserve a table at Khao Asian Street Food, a renowned restaurant in Killarney. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,191 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Porterhouse Restaurant while in Killarney. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,244 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Killarney at Killarney Brewing Company, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,059 customers.

Paddy Sheehan The Grand Bar & Niteclub is one of the best bars in Killarney and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 897 customers.

You may also want to check out O'Connors Traditional Pub, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. O'Connors Traditional Pub is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 760 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Hannigans Bar, Restaurant & Rooftop Balcony. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 608 customers.

Say good night to Killarney and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Cobh, Midleton, Carrigtwohill, and Killarney

  • Cobh
  • Killarney
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Drive 237 km, 3 hours 24 min

  • Jameson Distillery Midleton
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Titanic Experience Cobh
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On day 8 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Killarney, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

After soaking in Killarney’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Midleton. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 28 min. When you arrive in Midleton, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Jameson Distillery Midleton, a remarkable point of interest where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,546 reviews.

Carrigtwohill’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Midleton behind. This drive usually takes around 14 min. Carrigtwohill welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Fota Wildlife Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,379 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Carrigtwohill and set your GPS to Cobh. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 10 min. Upon reaching Cobh, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Killarney.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Killarney's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Salvadors & Robertinos Killarney, a distinguished dining establishment in Killarney. It has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 980 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Killarney is Rob's Ranch House Killarney. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 881 happy diners.

Café Du Parc stands out as a local favorite in Killarney. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 533 customers.

We recommend Courtney's Bar for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 538 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like The Shire Bar & Cafe to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,394 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Danny Mann Pub. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers, this bar is one of Killarney’s best places to relax after a long day.

Say good night to Killarney and look forward to another great day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 9

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

  • Cork
  • Kilkenny
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Drive 251 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Regional Park Ballincollig
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Cahir Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 5 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Blarney, Ballincollig, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Kilkenny. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kilkenny. Kilkenny will be your home away from home for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Killarney, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cork may take around 1 hour 4 min. Upon your arrival in Cork, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’ve had your share of Cork, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cahir. Your travel time is around 1 hour 4 min.

When you're ready to see some sights, Cahir Castle is a great place to start with. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,042 visitors.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Kilkenny, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Kilkenny. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the region, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at Campagne, a restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence. This 1-star Michelin restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature modern meals.

Make it a priority to experience Butcher Restaurant during your stay in Kilkenny. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 563 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant, a popular local gem in Kilkenny. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,409 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Kilkenny. Tynans Bridge House Bar is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 509 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out Kytelers Inn. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,411 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,225 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Dublin

  • Kilkenny
  • Dublin
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Drive 167 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
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Dive into day 10 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Dublin, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Dublin. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Take the opportunity to see Powerscourt House & Gardens. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,458 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Dublin. This drive usually takes around 43 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Dublin. Dublin offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Dublin's best restaurants.

Make sure to book a table at The Stags Head, a popular restaurant in Dublin. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,691 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at The Celt during your stay in Dublin. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 4,507 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of O'Donoghues Bar, a renowned dining destination in Dublin. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,110 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit The Bank on College Green, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Café en Seine. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend Murray’s Pub. This bar, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Dublin.

Relax and reminisce about your day in Ireland and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • Molly Malone Statue
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Day 11 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Dublin before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Optimize your last day in Ireland and go on a shopping spree in Dublin’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Ireland, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery.

Before you conclude your road trip in Ireland, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Dublin.

You’ll then say farewell to Dublin. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Ireland!

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