13-Day Ireland Road Trip from Killarney traveling east to Galway, Dublin, Kilkenny, and Cork

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13 days & 12 nights
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 13-day road trip through Ireland that promises to leave you speechless. With this exciting adventure, you will have the chance to explore the diverse landscapes and local cultures of Killarney, Galway, Menlo, Dublin, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Castlecomer, Inistioge, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, and Cork. Pack your bags, hit the road, and prepare for an unforgettable journey where every moment becomes a lasting story.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Ireland takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 2 nights in Killarney, 4 nights in Galway, 3 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Kilkenny, and 1 night in Cork. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

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

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

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

As you hit the open road and drive through Killarney, Galway, Menlo, Dublin, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Castlecomer, Inistioge, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, and Cork, 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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 1 night
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 2 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 4 nights
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 2 nights
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 3 nights

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
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 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
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Photo of beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
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
Irish Whiskey Museum, Royal Exchange A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandIrish Whiskey Museum
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 National museum of Ireland situated in the former Collins barracks, Dublin, IrlandNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir 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 of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
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
Castlecomer Discovery Park, Ardra, Castlecomer, The Municipal District of Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, Leinster, IrelandCastlecomer Discovery Park
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower, Gardens, Kilkenny No.1 Urban, The Municipal District of Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Leinster, IrelandCathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
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
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum, Inistioge, The Municipal District of Callan — Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Leinster, IrelandWoodstock Gardens & Arboretum
photo of Swiss Cottage .Swiss Cottage
photo of Menlo castle in beautiful Ireland .Menlo Castle
Cappagh Park, Lenabower, Barna, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandCappagh Park
Knockreer Playground
Open The Door Escape Room, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandOpen The Door Escape Room
Merlin CastleMerlin Castle
Falconry Kerry (in Killarney), Inchycullane, Kilcummin ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandFalconry Kerry (in Killarney)
photo of Aerial view on Salmon Weir Bridge over river Corrib, Cloudy sky, Galway city, Ireland .Salmon Weir Bridge
Brú Ború Heritage Centre, Saint Patricksrock, Cashel Urban, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, County Tipperary, Munster, IrelandBrú Ború Heritage Centre
Ladies Beach, Attithomasrevagh, Rockbarton, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandLadies Beach
Quadrangle

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Day 1

Day 1 – Killarney - arrival day

  • Killarney - Arrival day
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  • Knockreer Playground
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Your road trip adventure in Ireland begins as soon as you reach Killarney and pick up your car. You’ll stay in Killarney for 1 night and explore the best things to see and do, sample the local cuisine, and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the region.

Killarney is a beautiful region 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 Killarney. 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 Killarney. 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Cronins Restaurant. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Killarney has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 950 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Killarney, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 766 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House. This highly regarded restaurant in Killarney has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 626 satisfied guests.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into John M. Reidy. This bar is considered one of the best in Killarney and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

You may also want to check out Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

Alternatively, head out to The Laurels Pub & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,544 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Raise a toast to the start of your 13-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Killarney and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 30 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
  • Muckross Abbey
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 2 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Killarney, Killarney, and Galway. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Galway. You will spend 4 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Ross Castle. This extraordinary castle has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,141 visitors.

Next, make your way to Muckross Abbey. This abbey is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,866 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: Galway. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 54 min. When you arrive in Galway, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Hooked, a distinguished dining establishment in Galway. It has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,796 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Galway is O'Connell's Bar Galway. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,659 happy diners.

Kai Restaurant stands out as a local favorite in Galway. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,177 customers.

After dinner, visit Tigh Chóilí for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Caribou. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 979 customers, it's safe to say that Caribou promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend A Púcán. This bar, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 21 km, 50 min

  • Merlin Castle
  • Eyre Square
  • Open The Door Escape Room
  • Menlo Castle
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Day 3 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Galway has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Galway by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Ard Bia at Nimmos while you’re in Galway. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,099 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Galway is The Quay Street Kitchen. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,029 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Galway, enjoy Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square)’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 1,000 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit The Front Door Pub for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at The Skeff Bar. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,056 customers, it's safe to say that The Skeff Bar promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend The Quays Bar and Restaurant. This bar, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 42 min

  • Great Escape Rooms
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
  • Port of Galway
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Day 4 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.

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

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 your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Galway, O'Connor's Famous Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,806 customers.

Travelers and locals alike also recommend The Dáil Bar Galway. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

Monroe's Tavern is another popular place for a drink, considered one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – 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 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Galway. You’ll stay in Galway for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

There are plenty of experiences you can choose from in Ireland that will add excitement to your vacation. When you’re keen to discover what else Galway has in store for you, use this day to go on a tour. This tour allows curious travelers like you to experience the best of the country. You can make the most of your time in Ireland by scrolling down and selecting tours and activities to include on your itinerary for the day.

As you explore more of Galway, 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.

Make sure to book a table at The Kings Head Bistro, a popular restaurant in Galway. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,233 satisfied guests.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Tigh Neachtain. This place has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,561 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Brasserie On The Corner. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,337 customers.

Taaffes Bar 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 1,455 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Drive 209 km, 2 hours 39 min

  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Quadrangle
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Dive into day 6 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Galway and Dublin, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Dublin. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

Make Salmon Weir Bridge one of your first sightseeing stops in Galway. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 212 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This catholic cathedral is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,556 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by Quadrangle. This sightseeing destination has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 175 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Galway and set your GPS to Dublin. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours 21 min. Upon reaching Dublin, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

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

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Bastible, one of the top restaurants in Dublin, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on modern cuisine, Bastible has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

A local favorite is Patrick Guilbaud. This exceptional dining experience in Dublin has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring modern french cuisine, this popular Bib Gourmand restaurant is a top choice for both locals and tourists.

Discover the extraordinary dining experience offered by Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen in Dublin. Its 2-Michelin star menu is designed to tantalize your taste buds and take you on a culinary adventure. Many previous guests have raved about this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star reputation.

The Temple Bar Pub is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Brazen Head. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 7 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 2 nights left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

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 your spot at The Vintage Kitchen, a popular local restaurant in Dublin. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 911 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Chapter One Restaurant during your stay in Dublin. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Mr Fox, a popular local gem in Dublin. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 690 satisfied guests.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Dublin. Porterhouse Temple Bar offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 7,884 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like Light House Cinema. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 3 km, 51 min

  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Book of Kells
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Molly Malone Statue
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Day 8 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.

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

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

Don't miss out on experiencing The Stags Head, a renowned dining spot in Dublin. 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 4,691 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at The Celt while immersing yourself in Dublin. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,507 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of O'Donoghues Bar, a beloved dining establishment within Dublin. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,110 satisfied customers.

The Bank on College Green is one of the best bars in Dublin and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

You may also want to check out Café en Seine. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Café en Seine is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Murray’s Pub. Murray’s Pub has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Ireland!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kilkenny

  • Dublin
  • Kilkenny
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Drive 124 km, 2 hours 15 min

  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Castle
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 2 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Dublin and Kilkenny. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Kilkenny. Kilkenny will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

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

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

Elevate your stay in Kilkenny by dining at this restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Campagne consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Make a reservation at Butcher Restaurant while indulging in the charm of Kilkenny. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 563 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant, a treasured establishment in Kilkenny. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,409 satisfied guests.

Tynans Bridge House Bar is one of the best bars you can visit in Kilkenny tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like Kytelers Inn. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,411 customers.

Alternatively, try Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant. Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the region. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,225 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Kilkenny

  • Kilkenny
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Drive 96 km, 2 hours 14 min

  • Castlecomer Discovery Park
  • Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Woodstock Gardens & Arboretum
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Greet day 10 of your road trip in Ireland with a smile and start your day with a hearty breakfast. You will return to Kilkenny for your remaining 1 night in the region later today, but first, it’s time for some exploring! On the agenda for this day, you’ll find only the best things to see and do in Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Castlecomer, Inistioge, and Kilkenny.

Kilkenny’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of The Municipal District of Castlecomer behind. This drive usually takes around 21 min. Kilkenny welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to St Canice's Cathedral. This church is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,044 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’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,743 visitors.

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

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

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

Don't forget to book a table at Left Bank, a well-known eatery in Kilkenny. 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 1,944 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Ristorante Rinuccini while exploring Kilkenny. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,010 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Billy Byrnes Gastro Bar & Venue, a popular restaurant in Kilkenny. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 843 discerning diners.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, Zuni Restaurant, Bar & Boutique Hotel is a great place to go. Around 653 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The Field Bar & Restaurant has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. The Field Bar & Restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 709 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the region.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Brewery Corner. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Kilkenny. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 443 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 11

Day 11 – Cork

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Drive 165 km, 2 hours 25 min

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Brú Ború Heritage Centre
  • Swiss Cottage
  • Cahir Castle
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On day 11 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Cork, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Rock of Cashel. This castle is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,510 visitors.

Brú Ború Heritage Centre is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 187 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cahir may take around 21 min. Upon your arrival in Cahir, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Swiss Cottage. This cottage orné is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 604 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Cahir Castle. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 5,042 reviews.

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 Cahir to Cork may take around 54 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

Discover an unparalleled culinary experience at Goldie, a restaurant perfect to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence and fine dining. This restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature seafood meals.

Indulge in the exquisite flavors at a Michelin restaurant in Cork, Ichigo Ichie Bistro & Natural Wine. As this is a luxury restaurant, expect an exquisite dining experience every moment of your stay. This renowned restaurant’s meal selection includes its signature japanese dishes, which are sure to tickle your taste buds.

Explore the culinary wonders of Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House, a popular local gem in Cork. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 792 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Oliver Plunkett, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,534 customers.

Cornstore Cork is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 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 12

Day 12 – Killarney

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  • Killarney
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Drive 86 km, 2 hours 3 min

  • Cork Opera House
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
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On day 12 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 Blarney, Cork, and Killarney. In the evening, you’ll end up in Killarney, where you will stay for 1 night.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Cork Opera House. This opera house is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,841 visitors.

When you’re finished at Cork Opera House, head to Fitzgerald's Park. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,170 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Cork City Gaol. This prison is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,919 visitors.

Killarney’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 18 min. Killarney welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Khao Asian Street Food, an acclaimed dining establishment in Killarney. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,191 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Porterhouse Restaurant while experiencing the best of Killarney. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,244 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Killarney Brewing Company, an elegant culinary destination in Killarney. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,059 previous guests.

Make your way to Paddy Sheehan The Grand Bar & Niteclub. This bar promises a great atmosphere for your celebrations and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 897 customers.

Or, why not continue your evening at O'Connors Traditional Pub? This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars among 760 guests.

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

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Ireland!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Killarney - departure day

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  • Falconry Kerry (in Killarney)
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Day 13 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Killarney before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

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

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

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

You’ll then say farewell to Killarney. 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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