Relaxed 12-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin to Limerick and Galway

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Description

Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 12-day road trip in Ireland with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Ireland at a relaxed pace. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 5 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Limerick, and 4 nights in Galway. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Ireland.

Experience an easy 12-day self-drive tour across Ireland with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Ireland so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Ireland. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Dublin, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 12-day journey across Ireland and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

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

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

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

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

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

By the end of your 12-day road trip through Ireland, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Ireland and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Ireland. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 11 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 12 days of your self-drive road trip in Ireland. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

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

Spend an amazing 12-day vacation in Ireland and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland today!

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Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 2 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 4 nights
Foynes
Kinvarra
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 5 nights
Bunratty
Gort

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Photo of 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 the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Photo of beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Irish Whiskey Museum, Royal Exchange A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandIrish Whiskey Museum
photo of A southeast view of Synod Hall, Dublin, Irland.Dublinia
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
photo of King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
photo of National museum of Ireland situated in the former Collins barracks, Dublin, IrlandNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
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
Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland, Lenaboy, Salthill, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGalway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
photo ofThe Iveagh Gardens designed in mid-19th century by Ninian Niven, Dublin, IrelandIveagh Gardens
photo of view of Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of Poulnabrone dolmen .Poulnabrone dolmen
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
Arthur's Quay Park, Prior's-Land, Custom House, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandArthur's Quay Park
photo of view of Beautiful nature scenery of small river stream with rocks and leaves at Barna woods in Galway, Ireland.Barna Woods
Port of Galway, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandPort of Galway
photo of hunt museum Limerick IrlandHunt Museum
photo of Foynes Flying Boat Museum. Foynes became the centre of the aviation world from 1939 to 1945. On July 9th 1939, Pan Am's luxury Flying Boat, the "Yankee Clipper" landed at Foynes. This was the first commercial passenger flight on a direct route from the USA to Europe. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this quiet little town on the Shannon became the focal point for air traffic on the North Atlantic. Really enjoyed this museum, and going round the flying boat was excellent - flying actually looked like a good way to travel.Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
St. Mary's Cathedral, Englishtown, John's B, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandSaint Mary's Cathedral
Rinville Park, Renville West, Clarinbridge ED, Loughrea Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandRinville Park
Cappagh Park, Lenabower, Barna, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandCappagh Park
Redemptorist Catholic Church, Courtbrack, Dock D, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandRedemptorist Catholic Church
Treaty Stone, Deaneryland, Castle B, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandTreaty Stone
photo of the gallery building Limerick, irland.Limerick City Gallery of Art
Shannon Heritage, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandShannon Heritage
photo of Aerial view on Salmon Weir Bridge over river Corrib, Cloudy sky, Galway city, Ireland .Salmon Weir Bridge
Ladies Beach, Attithomasrevagh, Rockbarton, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandLadies Beach
International Rugby Experience, Limerick

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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 slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Ireland begins when you reach Dublin, where you’ll stay for a total of 5 nights.

Dublin is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Ha'penny Bridge. Around 13,278 visitors have rated this fascinating footbridge and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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

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

An excellent example is Merchant's Arch. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

The Brazen Head serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Dublin has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,980 reviews.

The Stags Head is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,691 customers, The Stags Head is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Dublin looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Light House Cinema, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 3,744 reviews.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 14 km, 45 min

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

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Phoenix Park. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,298 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Dublinia. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,298 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,563 visitors.

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

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Chapter One Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Bank on College Green, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Bank on College Green is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 4,043 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Café en Seine. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 14 km, 1 hour 41 min

  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
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On day 3 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This incredible national museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,321 travelers, and is visited by 370,965 people every year.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Dublin Castle. This top-tier point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,321 travelers and gets around 370,965 annual visits.

You can then move on to the incredible St Patrick's Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,169 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Guinness Storehouse. This tourist attraction is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,154 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous National Botanic Gardens. This amazing site is a wonderful botanical garden with more than 15,718 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 3 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,660 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Mr Fox, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Mr Fox is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 690 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Porterhouse Temple Bar. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 3 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 10 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Iveagh Gardens
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Book of Kells
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
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On day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Iveagh Gardens. This incredible urban park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,956 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Molly Malone Statue. This best-rated sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,956 travelers.

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

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Irish Whiskey Museum. This museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,081 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. This amazing site is a wonderful art museum with more than 5,309 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 313,790 people who do so each year.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 4 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at PHX Bistro, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. PHX Bistro is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 1,038 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended The Vintage Kitchen. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 911 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 204 km, 2 hours 46 min

  • Treaty Stone
  • King John's Castle
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
  • Hunt Museum
  • Arthur's Quay Park
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Day 5 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Ireland will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Ireland, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

The charming Limerick is where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Limerick, where you will see the amazing Treaty Stone. This famous best-rated sightseeing destination has an impressive 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 392 people.

While leisurely driving around the city, you can also spend some of your precious time at the incredible King John's Castle. The amazing King John's Castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,634 travelers.

You can also go sightseeing at the popular Saint Mary's Cathedral. This church that receives 4.6 visitors every year is a spectacular travel destination rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,025 travelers.

Another travel hotspot we highly recommend is the outstanding Hunt Museum. Approximately 1,090 people approve of the incredible Hunt Museum in reviews, which led to its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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

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

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

We highly recommend going to Collins Bar Dooradoyle. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 874 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Bobby Byrne's. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,018 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated The Old Quarter GastroPub. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,238 customers.

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

Check out South's Pub for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 498 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is The Glen Tavern. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 950 customers.

You may also try The Red Hen, another top-rated bar in the city. About 761 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Limerick and Foynes

  • Limerick
  • Foynes
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Drive 75 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • International Rugby Experience, Limerick
  • Limerick City Gallery of Art
  • Redemptorist Catholic Church
  • Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Foynes at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Foynes, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum. This incredible museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,084 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Foynes itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Foynes. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Cornstore Limerick. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,389 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Taikichi, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Taikichi is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 by 1,017 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Hamptons Grill. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 979 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Foynes and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Tom Collins' Bar. This vibrant bar is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 601 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Mickey Martin's Pub. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Limerick, Bunratty, and Galway

  • Galway
  • Bunratty
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Drive 170 km, 3 hours 8 min

  • Shannon Heritage
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Aillwee Cave
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Day 7 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Ireland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Galway, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 4 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Cliffs of Moher is waiting for you. This cliff has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,664 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Poulnabrone dolmen. This unique dolmen is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,978 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Aillwee Cave. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,904 visitors, this show cave is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Ireland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Galway. In Galway, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Ireland.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Bunratty is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is The Front Door Pub, one of the best restaurants in Bunratty. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,692 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing The Front Door Pub.

Locals also recommend O'Connell's Bar Galway as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at O'Connell's Bar Galway as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Zappis Restaurant. Zappis Restaurant is another of the most popular places to eat in Bunratty. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 505 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Tigh Neachtain. Tigh Neachtain is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,561 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is The Crane Bar. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,098 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to O'Connor's Famous Pub. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. O'Connor's Famous Pub is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,806 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 1 km, 23 min

  • Eyre Square
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
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On day 8 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Galway at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Galway, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Eyre Square. This incredible square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,114 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Galway, the wonderful The Latin Quarter. This must-see tourist destination is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,114 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Spanish Arch. This best-rated sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,753 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Galway City Museum. This city museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world, or more than 161,558 people annually. The popular attraction has received 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,232 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Galway itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Galway. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, A Púcán. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Skeff Bar, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Skeff Bar is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 3,056 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Kai Restaurant. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,177 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Galway and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Caribou. This vibrant bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Taaffes Bar. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,455 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Monroe's Tavern. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Monroe's Tavern has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 8 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour

  • Cappagh Park
  • Barna Woods
  • Ladies Beach
  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
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On day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Galway at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Galway, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Cappagh Park. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 465 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Galway, the wonderful Barna Woods. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 465 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Ladies Beach. This top-tier point of interest has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 166 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Galway itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Galway. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, The Dáil Bar Galway. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. , which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. Is rated 4.8 stars out of 5 by 616 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended The Quays Bar and Restaurant. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Galway and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Tigh Chóilí. This vibrant bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 9 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 41 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Port of Galway
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On day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Galway at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Galway, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. This incredible catholic cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,556 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Galway, the wonderful Salmon Weir Bridge. This weir is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,556 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Great Escape Rooms. This top-tier point of interest has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,162 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Port of Galway. This top-tier point of interest is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,067 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 10 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Galway itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Galway. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, 1520 Bar. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,375 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square), which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square) is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 1,000 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Hooked. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,796 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Galway and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Galway, Loughrea Municipal District, Kinvarra, Gort, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Kinvarra
  • Gort
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Drive 266 km, 3 hours 23 min

  • Rinville Park
  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
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Day 11 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Ireland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the region of Loughrea Municipal District. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Dublin, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Rinville Park is waiting for you. This parking has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 601 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Dunguaire Castle. This unique top-tier point of interest is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,855 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Coole Park. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,367 visitors, this park is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Loughrea Municipal District has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Ireland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Dublin. In Dublin, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Ireland.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Kinvarra is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is The Temple Bar Pub, one of the best restaurants in Kinvarra. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,491 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing The Temple Bar Pub.

Locals also recommend Murray’s Pub as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Murray’s Pub as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is another of the most popular places to eat in Kinvarra. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,779 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Ireland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • St Stephen's Green
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Day 12 of your relaxed road trip in Ireland is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Dublin.

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

St Stephen's Green is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Dublin. This top sight is a popular park, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 29,521 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 12 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Dublin or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at Shouk. Dining at Shouk is one of the best food experiences you can have in Dublin. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,608 customers.

Another top recommendation in Dublin is Lemon Jelly Cafe. If you go to Lemon Jelly Cafe, you can expect delicious food, a nice ambiance, and great service. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,104 customers.

Alternatively, you could also go to a place like O'Donoghues Bar. If you haven’t yet, a trip to O'Donoghues Bar is your opportunity to have a lovely meal before leaving the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Dublin and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 12-day relaxed road trip in Ireland is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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