12-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin to Waterford City Metropolitan District, Killarney, Limerick, and Galway

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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Ireland as you embark on an unforgettable 12-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Dublin, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, Waterford City Metropolitan District, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Carrigtwohill, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Galway, Strokestown, Kinvarra, and Gort. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Ireland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 4 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Waterford City Metropolitan District, 1 night in Killarney, 2 nights in Limerick, and 3 nights in Galway. 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 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 Dublin, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, Waterford City Metropolitan District, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Carrigtwohill, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Galway, Strokestown, Kinvarra, and Gort, 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
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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 / 2 nights
Photo of the waterfront at Waterford in Ireland.Waterford / 1 night
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 1 night
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 3 nights
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

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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
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 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 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
photo of view of Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
Arthur's Quay Park, Prior's-Land, Custom House, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandArthur's Quay Park
Strokestown Park House & Gardens, Cloonradoon, Strokestown ED, Boyle Municipal District, County Roscommon, Connacht, IrelandStrokestown Park House & Gardens
Coole Park Nature Reserve
James Joyce Statue
Strokestown Park House & The National Famine Museum, Cloonradoon, Strokestown ED, Boyle Municipal District, County Roscommon, Connacht, IrelandThe National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park
Rathbaun Farm, Rathbaun, Skehanagh ED, Loughrea Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandRathbaun Farm

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dublin - arrival day

  • Dublin - Arrival day
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  • James Joyce Statue
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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 3 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.

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.

One of the best bars in Dublin you could visit tonight after your dinner is The Temple Bar Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is The Brazen Head. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Dublin has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Dublin by discovering the best things there are to see and do 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.

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

Make a reservation at The Vintage Kitchen, a popular dining spot in Dublin. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 911 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Chapter One Restaurant while indulging in the charm of Dublin. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 849 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Mr Fox, a treasured establishment in Dublin. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 690 satisfied guests.

Porterhouse Temple Bar is one of the best bars in Dublin and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

You may also want to check out Light House Cinema, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. Light House Cinema is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. This bar has an average rating 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 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Book of Kells
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Phoenix Park
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On day 3 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Dublin has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Dublin offers and add your favorites to your Ireland travel package below.

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

Book a table at The Stags Head, a famous dining establishment in Dublin. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,691 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Dublin is The Celt, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.5 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 4,507 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Dublin’s O'Donoghues Bar for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,110 satisfied diners.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, The Bank on College Green is our number one recommendation. Around 4,043 customers have rated this bar 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Café en Seine 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 4,282 reviews.

Murray’s Pub is another popular place to spend the evening in Dublin. This bar is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 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 – Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Waterford City Metropolitan District

  • Kilkenny
  • Waterford
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Drive 231 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
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Dive into day 4 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will explore Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, Kilkenny, and Waterford City Metropolitan District, 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 Waterford City Metropolitan District. 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: Enniskerry. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 49 min. When you arrive in Enniskerry, it's time to take a break from the road.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,743 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,458 reviews.

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

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

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Waterford City Metropolitan District's best restaurants.

Discover the essence of culinary excellence at Everett's, a luxury local dining experience. Renowned for its prestigious rating and impressive menu, Everett's consistently impresses both foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Momo Restaurant while experiencing the best of Waterford City Metropolitan District. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 854 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of McLeary's Restaurant, an elegant culinary destination in Waterford City Metropolitan District. 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 620 previous guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Geoff's Cafe 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 1,480 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is The Reg, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,344 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.

The Gingerman is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 937 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Killarney

  • Killarney
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Drive 274 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • Fota Wildlife Park
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you will make 4 stops and experience some of the highlights of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Carrigtwohill, and Killarney. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Killarney, which will be your home away from home for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 13 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make Rock of Cashel one of your first sightseeing stops in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,510 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Cahir. This car ride takes around 17 min.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Cahir Castle. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,042 reviews.

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

As you explore more of Killarney, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

An excellent example is the popular Cronins Restaurant. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 950 customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 766 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the town's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 626 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Killarney. John M. Reidy offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 2,292 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out The Laurels Pub & 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 1,544 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Limerick

  • Cork
  • Limerick
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Drive 191 km, 3 hours 9 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Cork Opera House
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
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On day 6 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 Cork and Limerick. In the evening, you’ll end up in Limerick, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Cork, 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 Killarney to Cork may take around 1 hour 16 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Fitzgerald's Park is a great place to start with. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,170 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Cork City Gaol. This prison has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,919 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Cork Opera House. The opera house has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,841 visitors.

Limerick’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Cork behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 20 min. Limerick welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Limerick, 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 Limerick.

Don't miss out on experiencing The Locke Bar, a renowned dining spot in Limerick. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,798 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Texas Steakout while immersing yourself in Limerick. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,450 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Nancy Blakes, a beloved dining establishment within Limerick. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,535 satisfied customers.

Marco Polo is a fantastic bar many locals in Limerick recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at The Old Quarter GastroPub, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,238 customers.

The Curragower | Limerick is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Limerick. Customers have rated the exciting The Curragower | Limerick an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 874 reviews.

Celebrate another amazing day of your road trip adventure in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 35 min

  • Torc Mountain
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House
  • Ross Castle
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Limerick, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Ross Castle. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,141 reviews.

After soaking in Killarney’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Limerick. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 41 min. When you arrive in Limerick, it's time to take a break from the road.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

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

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

Don't forget to book a table at Cornstore Limerick, a well-known eatery in Limerick. 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 1,389 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Coqbull Limerick while exploring Limerick. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,385 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Taikichi, a popular restaurant in Limerick. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,017 discerning diners.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Limerick. Bobby Byrne's often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Jerry Flannery's Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 927 customers.

Mickey Martin's Pub is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 870 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 – Galway

  • Limerick
  • Galway
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Drive 162 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Arthur's Quay Park
  • King John's Castle
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Limerick, Bunratty, and Galway. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Galway, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights.

Journey into the unknown at Arthur's Quay Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,212 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, King John's Castle is a recommended place to visit. This castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 5,634 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Limerick, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Bunratty. This drive usually takes around 17 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Galway, 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 you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Galway. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Hooked. 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 1,796 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Galway is O'Connell's Bar Galway. It has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,659 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Kai Restaurant, in Galway. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,177 satisfied customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Tigh Chóilí. This place has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Caribou. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

An Púcán is another great place where you can celebrate after a long, fun day in the city. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 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 9

Day 9 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 207 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Strokestown Park House & Gardens
  • The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park
  • Eyre Square
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Galway for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

As you are wrapping up for the day, treat yourself to a satisfying dinner at a nice restaurant in Galway. Enjoy a relaxing evening as you savor delicious local cuisine and reflect on the day's adventures.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Ard Bia at Nimmos. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Galway has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 1,099 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, The Quay Street Kitchen should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Galway, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,029 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square). This highly regarded restaurant in Galway has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 1,000 satisfied guests.

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.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 160 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Connemara National Park
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Day 10 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Galway. You have 1 night left in Galway. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

Reserve a table at Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. , a renowned restaurant in Galway. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 616 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria while in Galway. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 588 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Galway at Zappis Restaurant, 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 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 505 customers.

After dinner, visit O'Connor's Famous Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,806 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Dáil Bar Galway. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

Alternatively, locals recommend Monroe's Tavern. This bar, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers, is one of the best bars in the city of Galway.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Loughrea Municipal District and Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 285 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
  • Rathbaun Farm
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 11 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Kinvarra, Gort, Loughrea Municipal District, 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 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Set your GPS to Kinvarra and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 32 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kinvarra beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at Dunguaire Castle, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,855 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kinvarra, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Gort. This drive usually takes around 15 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Drop by the renowned Coole Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,367 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Coole Park Nature Reserve. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 562 visitors, this park deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Lemon Jelly Cafe while you’re in Dublin. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 4,104 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, The Palace Bar is our number one recommendation. Around 2,824 customers have rated this bar 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Merchant's Arch also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,988 reviews.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • Ha'penny Bridge
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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 Dublin before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize 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. Bring a bit of Ireland home with you through these charming souvenirs.

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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