12-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dingle to Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Dublin, and Cork

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Description

Escape the ordinary with this exciting 12-day road trip through Ireland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Killarney, Blennerville, Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Galway, Sligo, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, Dublin, Swords, Blanchardstown, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Ireland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Dingle, 1 night in Limerick, 2 nights in Galway, 1 night in Sligo, 4 nights in Dublin, and 1 night in Cork. 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 Dingle, 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 Cliffs of Moher are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Killarney, Blennerville, Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Galway, Sligo, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, Dublin, Swords, Blanchardstown, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle, 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, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Swords
 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 1 night
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 1 night
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view over Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.Blanchardstown
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny
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 aerial view of Sligo Town, Ireland.Sligo / 1 night
Dingle / 2 nights

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Attractions

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
Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide Demesne, Malahide-West ED, Malahide ED, Fingal, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandMalahide Castle & 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
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
photo of Trim Castle .
Connemara National Park, Addergoole, Ballynakill ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandConnemara National Park
Glencar Waterfall, Largandoon, Glencar ED, Manorhamilton Municipal District, County Leitrim, Connacht, IrelandGlencar Waterfall
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 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 Hill of Tara with blue sky, Ireland .Hill of Tara
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
photo of view of Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of view of 2nd May 2019, Slane, County Meath, Ireland. Slane Castle and Distillery, Irland.Slane Castle
PHOTO OF St Catherine's Park (Fingal) .St Catherine's Park (Fingal)
Conor Pass
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Burren National Park, Knockaunroe, Glenroe ED, West Clare Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBurren National Park
photo of Blennerville Windmill .Blennerville Windmill
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dingle - arrival day

  • Dingle - Arrival day
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  • Conor Pass
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Your road trip adventure in Ireland begins as soon as you reach Dingle and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Dingle for 1 night 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 region.

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

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Dingle. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Ireland. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the region.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dingle. 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 PF McCarthy's Bar & Restaurant, a renowned dining spot in Dingle. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 979 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Sammy's while immersing yourself in Dingle. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 858 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Davitt's Kenmare, a beloved dining establishment within Dingle. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 668 satisfied customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. O Donnabhain's is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 728 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,272 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is Bunkers Bar and Restaurant. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 910 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 12-day road trip in Ireland!

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Experiences

Day 2

Day 2 – Killarney, Blennerville, and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 225 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Blennerville Windmill
  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 2 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Killarney, Killarney, Blennerville, and Limerick. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Limerick. Limerick will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dingle and set your GPS to Blennerville. 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 44 min. Upon reaching Blennerville, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Drop by the renowned Blennerville Windmill. This popular windmill has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,292 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Blennerville, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Killarney. Your travel time is around 39 min.

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

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

Reserve a table at The Locke Bar, a renowned restaurant in Limerick. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,798 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Texas Steakout while in Limerick. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,450 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Limerick at Nancy Blakes, 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,535 customers.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Limerick. Marco Polo often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at The Old Quarter GastroPub. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,238 customers.

The Curragower | Limerick is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 874 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 174 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Burren National Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave
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On day 3 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, and Galway. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Galway, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Set your GPS to Bunratty and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 18 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Bunratty beckons with new experiences!

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Hooked, an acclaimed dining establishment in Galway. 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 1,796 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of O'Connell's Bar Galway while experiencing the best of Galway. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,659 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Kai Restaurant, an elegant culinary destination in Galway. 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 1,177 previous guests.

After dinner, visit Tigh Chóilí to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Galway, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Caribou. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Caribou has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

An Púcán is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Ireland.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Conamara Municipal District, Kinvarra, and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 214 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
  • Dunguaire Castle
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Galway, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate region. On today's itinerary, you'll find attractions in Conamara Municipal District, Kinvarra, and Galway. You still have 1 night left in Galway.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Dunguaire Castle. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,855 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Kinvarra, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Galway. Your travel time is around 31 min.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Ard Bia at Nimmos. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Galway boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 1,099 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Galway is The Quay Street Kitchen. It has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,029 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square), in Galway. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,000 satisfied customers.

The Front Door Pub is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 2,692 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Galway we recommend is The Skeff Bar, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 2,514 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Galway and Sligo

  • Galway
  • Sligo
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Drive 139 km, 2 hours 22 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
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On day 5 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 Galway and Sligo. In the evening, you’ll end up in Sligo, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Sligo. Sligo 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 Sligo's best restaurants.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Flipside, a distinguished dining establishment in Sligo. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 603 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Sligo is Jalan Jalan. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 623 happy diners.

Lyons Café and Bakeshop stands out as a local favorite in Sligo. 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 534 customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Swagman Bar is our number one recommendation. Around 1,088 customers have rated this bar 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Andersons Grill & Bar also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 588 reviews.

Lillie's Cocktail Bar Sligo is another popular place to spend the evening in Sligo. This bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 291 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Ireland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Manorhamilton Municipal District, The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, Slane, and Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 270 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Slane Castle
  • Hill of Tara
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Manorhamilton Municipal District, The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, Slane, and Dublin. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Dublin. You will spend 4 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Slane Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,459 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Slane, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of The Municipal District of Trim. Your travel time is around 34 min.

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

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.

Reserve a table at Bastible, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining establishment in Dublin. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious modern offering makes it a crowd favorite. Bastible is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Dublin is Patrick Guilbaud, which critics have graced with 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern french menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Patrick Guilbaud’s culinary excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Dublin for its appetizing selection of food, including its modern courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 2 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Temple Bar Pub, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. The Temple Bar Pub is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Brazen Head. Around 11,980 customers have rated their experience at The Brazen Head an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant also belongs to the list of the best bars in the Dublin, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 bar-goers.

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 7

Day 7 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Dublin Castle
  • Book of Kells
  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Day 7 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 3 nights left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Vintage Kitchen. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Dublin has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 911 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Chapter One Restaurant should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Dublin, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 849 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Mr Fox. This highly regarded restaurant in Dublin has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 690 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city. Porterhouse Temple Bar is a popular option with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,884 customers.

Another top option is Light House Cinema. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 8 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Dublin for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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

Don't forget to book a table at The Stags Head, a well-known eatery in Dublin. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,691 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit The Celt while exploring Dublin. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 4,507 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of O'Donoghues Bar, a popular restaurant in Dublin. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,110 discerning diners.

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.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Swords, Blanchardstown, Enniskerry, Wicklow, and The Municipal District of Bray

  • Swords
  • Dublin
  • Blanchardstown
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Drive 136 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • St Catherine's Park (Fingal)
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Wake up to day 9 of your extraordinary road trip in Ireland. With 1 night left in Dublin, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Blanchardstown, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Dublin to Blanchardstown may take around 28 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Lemon Jelly Cafe, a distinguished dining establishment in Dublin. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 4,104 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Palace Bar, one of the best bars in the city. The Palace Bar is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Merchant's Arch. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,988 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Ireland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork

  • Kilkenny
  • Cork
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Drive 288 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
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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, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork, 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 Cork. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

After soaking in Dublin’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Kilkenny. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 34 min. When you arrive in Kilkenny, it's time to take a break from the road.

When you're ready to see some sights, Kilkenny Castle is a great place to start with. This schloss country house museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,743 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,458 travelers.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. This car ride takes around 54 min.

Journey into the unknown at Rock of Cashel, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,510 reviews.

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

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

Transform your dining experience at Goldie, one of the top luxury restaurants in Cork. Offering a diverse menu focusing on seafood cuisine, Goldie has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House, a popular restaurant in Cork. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 792 discerning diners.

The Oliver Plunkett is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

You can also enjoy having some snacks and drinks at The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,534 customers.

Cornstore Cork is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Cork. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle

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  • Dingle
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Drive 207 km, 3 hours 22 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
  • Fota Wildlife Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 11 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Dingle. Dingle will be your home away from home for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Fitzgerald's Park. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,170 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Carrigtwohill. This drive usually takes around 33 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Fota Wildlife Park. This zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,379 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Carrigtwohill, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Dingle. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 17 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 Dingle. Dingle 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 Dingle.

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Maison Gourmet while you’re in Dingle. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 588 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Dingle is The Strawberry Field. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 492 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

While in Dingle, enjoy Jacks' Coastguard Restaurant’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 474 satisfied guests.

The Junction Bar is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 401 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Anvil Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 436 customers.

Kenmare Brewhouse is another top-rated bar in the region of Dingle. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 367 customers.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dingle - departure day

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  • Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)
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Day 12 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Dingle before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Ireland, take time to indulge in shopping at Dingle’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, region’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Ireland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Dingle. 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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