13-Day Ireland road trip from Cork to Kilkenny, Dublin, Sligo, and Galway

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13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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12 nights included
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13 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 13-day road trip through Ireland.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in Ireland. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 2 nights in Cork, 1 night in Kilkenny, 4 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Sligo, 2 nights in Galway, and 1 night in Killarney, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Ireland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Blanchardstown, Sligo, Galway, and Killarney. We'll help you experience the best 13 days in Ireland you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Cork, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in Ireland, including the stunning Phoenix Park and St Stephen's Green.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in Ireland. From the magnificent Dublin Castle to the breathtaking St Patrick's Cathedral and Guinness Storehouse, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Dublin Zoo and learn more about the unique Cliffs of Moher to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin, Blanchardstown, Sligo, Galway, and Killarney, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Ireland. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in Ireland.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in Ireland. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through Ireland.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in Ireland.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything Ireland has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of Ireland. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 12 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 12 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in Ireland extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

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

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Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 2 nights
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 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 / 1 night
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 4 nights
Photo of aerial view of Sligo Town, Ireland.Sligo / 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
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
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
Glenveagh National Park, Derrylahan, Cross Roads ED, Glenties Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenveagh National Park
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 ofVintage canons line the ramparts at the Charles Fort in Bridgetown Barbados, Kinsale, Irland.Charles Fort
PHOTO OF St Catherine's Park (Fingal) .St Catherine's Park (Fingal)
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
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, Ballyraine, Letterkenny Rural ED, Letterkenny, County Donegal, IrelandArena 7 Entertainment Complex
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Northern Ireland. Beautiful park and garden in Glenveagh National Park, second largest park of the country. Gleann Bheatha in Irish languageGlenveagh Castle
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny, Letterkenny Urban ED, County Donegal, IrelandSt Eunan's Cathedral
photo of view of Aerial view of Oranmore Castle 800 year old national monument, Cork, Irland.National Monument
Ennistymon Cascades
Red Abbey Tower, South Gate A, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandRed Abbey Tower
Cashel Folk Village, Cashel, Cashel Urban, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, County Tipperary, Munster, IrelandCashel Folk Village

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cork - arrival day

  • Cork - Arrival day
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  • National Monument
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Your road trip adventure in Ireland begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Cork. You’ll stay in Cork for 2 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Cork has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible National Monument. This attraction is a monument and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 455 visitors.

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. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Cork, Liberty Grill. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,609 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cork is Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 792 customers.

Locals recommend Izz Cafe as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cork. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 731 customers.

Cork also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Cork is Sin é. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Cork is The Oliver Plunkett. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

Locals also enjoy Muskerry Arms Bar and B&B Blarney. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,575 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 13-day vacation in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Blarney and Kilkenny

  • Cork
  • Kilkenny
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Drive 169 km, 2 hours 41 min

  • Cork Opera House
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 2 of your epic road trip in Ireland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Blarney. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Kilkenny. You’ll stay in Kilkenny for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Blarney’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Blarney, start your day with a visit to the amazing Blarney Castle & Gardens. This much-appreciated park and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,638 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Blarney Stone. This stone and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,651 visitors.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Blarney has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Kilkenny. Kilkenny offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Petronella Restaurant. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 640 reviews.

The remarkable Butcher Restaurant is another top restaurant in Kilkenny we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 563 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,225 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Kilkenny, the fantastic Tynans Bridge House Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,409 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Kytelers Inn. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,411 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Dublin

  • Kilkenny
  • Dublin
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Drive 273 km, 3 hours 58 min

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cashel Folk Village
  • Cahir Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
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Day 3 of your road trip will take you to the city of Kilkenny and the city of Cashel. You’ll stay in Dublin for 4 nights.

One of the best places to explore in the town of Kilkenny today is Kilkenny Castle. This excellent attraction is a schloss country house museum that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,284 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Kilkenny Castle, an outstanding schloss country house museum, in the town of Kilkenny. Around 10,609 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see more of Ireland, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the town, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Ireland. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Rock of Cashel for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Cashel. This popular attraction is a castle and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,334 visitors.

This outstanding must-see tourist destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 128 travelers.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Dublin.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin, FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,660 customers.

Locals recommend PHX Bistro as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin. PHX Bistro is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin is The Vintage Kitchen. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 911 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Dublin, Shouk. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,608 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like The Temple Bar Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

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

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Ireland with a toast!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, Blanchardstown, and Dublin

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  • Dublin
  • Blanchardstown
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Drive 152 km, 3 hours 13 min

  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • St Catherine's Park (Fingal)
  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
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On day 4 of your road trip, you'll get the chance to experience two destinations, Wicklow and Bray. At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Dublin, where you'll stay for 3 nights more.

One of the best travel destinations is Wicklow Mountains National Park. This amazing attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 7,553 visitors.

This day is also your chance to visit Powerscourt Waterfall. Powerscourt Waterfall is a waterfall and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,206 visitors.

Another of the most popular attractions you could visit is Powerscourt House & Gardens. This stunning attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,337 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Ireland more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Ireland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

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

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Chapter One Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 customers.

Mr Fox is one of the top restaurants in the city of Dublin. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 690 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin is The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Dublin, The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Dublin, we recommend the cocktails at Porterhouse Temple Bar. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Dublin is Light House Cinema. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Dublin!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 20 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Dublin Castle
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • National Botanic Gardens
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On day 5 of your road trip across Ireland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 2 nights, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the Marlin Hotel Dublin, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Dublin. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 11,184 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Dublin is the 5-star Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel. The hotel is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,089 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Dublin is the 3-star Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 6,645 guests.

Our flexible booking system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives if these hotels are not available.

You'll have easy access to popular travel destinations in the city of Dublin, like the outstanding Phoenix Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,056 visitors.

Dublin Zoo is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Dublin. This incredible attraction is a zoo and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,522 visitors. Up to 1,105,005 travelers visit this fantastic attraction every year.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Dublin is the extraordinary Dublin Castle. This must-see tourist destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 31,135 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Ha'penny Bridge. Around 13,192 visitors have given this footbridge an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Today you'll also have the opportunity to spend some time at the fantastic National Botanic Gardens. National Botanic Gardens is a popular botanical garden, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,536 travelers.

Come to Dublin prepared by adding some tours and tickets to your vacation package. Book a popular and budget-friendly activity you can do on this day in Dublin.

After a day of exploring, try one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin.

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like O'Donoghues Bar, after your day of exploring the city of Dublin. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 customers.

Lemon Jelly Cafe is another of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,104 customers.

Locals recommend The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant, one of the best bars in the city of Dublin, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Dublin, The Stags Head. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,691 customers.

The Celt is also one of the best bars in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,507 customers.

It's a perfect place to relax and enjoy another amazing evening in Ireland.

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Book of Kells
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Dublin has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Dublin by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Dublin. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Dublin, like the extraordinary Book of Kells. This attraction is a codex and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,007 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Dublin, which gets around 370,965 annual visits, is the spectacular National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This attraction is a national museum and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,172 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing St Stephen's Green. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 29,325 visitors.

St Patrick's Cathedral is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is a popular destination among visitors in Dublin. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 20,815 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Guinness Storehouse. Guinness Storehouse is a tourist attraction and popular attraction in Dublin. More than 18,823 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Dublin does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Dublin on this day of your trip.

When you’ve finished your meal, O'Donoghues Bar is one of the best bars in the city of Dublin for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 customers.

The Bank on College Green is another of the most popular bars in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Dublin is Café en Seine. Café en Seine has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Dublin!

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Day 7

Day 7 – The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, Manorhamilton Municipal District, and Sligo

  • Sligo
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Drive 235 km, 3 hours 36 min

  • Hill of Tara
  • Glencar Waterfall
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Rise and shine on day 7 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you'll wake up in Dublin and embark on a scenic drive to Sligo, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 2 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Dublin before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Dublin. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Trim Castle. This attraction is a castle that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 6,060 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Hill of Tara. This attraction is an archaeological site that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,251 visitors.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Flipside. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 603 customers.

Locals also recommend Jalan Jalan, another of the best restaurants in Sligo. Jalan Jalan is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 623 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Lyons Café and Bakeshop. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 534 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit The Strand Bar to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Sligo, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,214 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Swagman Bar. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Swagman Bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,088 customers.

The Venue Bar and Restaurant is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 814 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Ireland, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Glenties Municipal District, Letterkenny, and Sligo

  • Sligo
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Drive 273 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Arena 7 Entertainment Complex
  • St Eunan's Cathedral
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Glenveagh National Park
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On day 8 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Sligo, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate region. You still have 1 night left in Sligo.

Today you'll explore the region of Glenties Municipal District. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Glenveagh National Park. This incredible attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,356 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in Ireland to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Sligo.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Sligo, like Shells Cafe. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,322 customers.

Hooked is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Sligo. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,429 customers.

Locals enjoy Molly Fulton's Bar, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Sligo. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 866 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Sligo, Andersons Grill & Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 588 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Lillie's Cocktail Bar Sligo. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 291 customers.

Thomas Connolly Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Sligo. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 769 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through Ireland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Conamara Municipal District and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Connemara National Park
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Rise and shine on day 9 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you'll wake up in Sligo and embark on a scenic drive to Galway, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 2 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Sligo before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Sligo. When you’re eager to explore the region and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Connemara National Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5,608 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Walled Victorian Garden. This attraction, a beloved park, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,302 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Sligo is the stunning Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. This cafe and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,480 visitors.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Hooked. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,796 customers.

Locals also recommend Kai Restaurant, another of the best restaurants in Galway. Kai Restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,177 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Ard Bia at Nimmos. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,099 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit O'Connor's Famous Pub 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 1,806 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Tigh Chóilí. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Tigh Chóilí has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

O'Connell's Bar Galway is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in Ireland, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kinvarra and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 57 km, 1 hour 28 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Galway, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

One of the best travel destinations in the village of Kinvarra is Dunguaire Castle. This amazing attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,844 visitors.

You can also make your new day in Ireland more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of Ireland’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Galway.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like The Quay Street Kitchen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square) is one of the top restaurants in the city of Galway. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,000 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Galway is Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 616 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Galway, Caribou. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Galway, we recommend the cocktails at A Púcán. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Galway is The Front Door Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Galway!

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Day 11

Day 11 – West Clare Municipal District and Killarney

  • Galway
  • Killarney
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Drive 262 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ennistymon Cascades
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Day 11 of your road trip through Ireland is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Galway and the region of West Clare. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Galway is the amazing Eyre Square. This attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,014 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Galway is another excellent way to spend your new day in Ireland. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of Ireland’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to Ireland’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of Ireland’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing Cliffs of Moher in the region of West Clare for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a cliff and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,619 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Ennistymon Cascades. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 379 visitors, this top-tier point of interest deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Killarney.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Cronins Restaurant, one of the best restaurants in the city of Killarney. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 950 customers.

Locals also recommend Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House as one of the best restaurants in the city of Killarney. Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 626 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Killarney is Muckross House. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,269 customers.

After dinner, visit John M. Reidy, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 766 customers.

Alternatively, Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through Ireland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Killarney, Carrigtwohill, and Cork

  • Cork
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Drive 191 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Charles Fort
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Day 12 of your road trip will take you to the city of Killarney and the city of Kinsale. You’ll stay in Cork for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore today is Muckross House. This excellent attraction is a house that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,269 visitors.

Around 10,542 travelers rated this attraction with 4.8 out of 5 stars.

To experience the local culture, see more of Ireland, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in Ireland. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Charles Fort for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Kinsale. This popular attraction is a fort and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,370 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Cork.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Cork, Market Lane. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,609 customers.

Locals recommend The SpitJack Cork as one of the best restaurants in the city of Cork. The SpitJack Cork is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,934 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Cork is Luigi Malones Cork. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,073 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Cork, The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,534 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Cornstore Cork. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

An Bróg Bar + Kitchen is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Cork. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,592 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through Ireland with a toast!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Cork - departure day

  • Cork - Departure day
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  • Red Abbey Tower
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Day 13 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Cork before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Red Abbey Tower is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Cork. This must-see tourist destination and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 138 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Cork and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in Ireland.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Cork at Hayfield Manor Hotel before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,427 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Quinlans Seafood Bar Cork for your last chance at a meal in the city of Cork. The Quinlans Seafood Bar Cork restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,527 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Silver Key Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,491 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Cork. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in Ireland!

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