13-Day Ireland road trip from Dublin to Cork, Killarney, Limerick, 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 4 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Cork, 1 night in Killarney, 1 night in Limerick, 3 nights in Galway, and 1 night in Carrick-on-Shannon, experiencing the ultimate road trip in Ireland. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Ennis, Galway, Ballinasloe, and Carrick-on-Shannon. We'll help you experience the best 13 days in Ireland you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Dublin, 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 Guinness Storehouse.

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 St Stephen's Green to the breathtaking Dublin Castle and St Patrick's Cathedral, 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. As you hit the open road and drive through Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Limerick, Ennis, Galway, Ballinasloe, and Carrick-on-Shannon, 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
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Destinations

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
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 3 nights
 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 2 nights
Photo of Colorful row houses with towering cathedral in background in the port town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.Cobh
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 1 night
Photo of Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland viewed from across River Shannon against backdrop of blue sky.Carrick-on-Shannon / 1 night

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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
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Rinvyle ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandKylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife Park
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Kilkenny CastleKilkenny Castle
Kilkenny Castle. Historic landmark in the town of Kilkenny in Ireland.Kilkenny Castle Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
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
photo of Trim Castle .
Connemara National Park, Addergoole, Ballynakill ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandConnemara National Park
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of Newgrange .Newgrange
photo of Hill of Tara with blue sky, Ireland .Hill of Tara
photo of North Bull Island Nature Reserve , Dublin Ireland .Bull Island
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
Titanic Experience Cobh, Ballyvoloon, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandTitanic Experience Cobh
photo of view of Knowth tumulus in the historical area of Brú na Bóinne, Irland.Brú na Bóinne
photo of view of Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Spike Island Tours, Kilgarvan, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandSpike Island Tours
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
photo of view of Aerial view on amazing Dog's bay beach near Roundstone town in county Galway, Irland.Dog's Bay
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
Acres Lake Floating Boardwalk, Acres, Drumshanbo ED, Ballinamore Municipal District, County Leitrim, Connacht, IrelandAcres Lake Floating Boardwalk
photo of view of The Craggaunowen settlement in County Clare Ireland.Craggaunowen
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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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 road trip adventure in Ireland begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 4 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Dublin has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Ha'penny Bridge. This attraction is a footbridge and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,192 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 Dublin, FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,660 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin is PHX Bistro. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,038 customers.

Locals recommend The Vintage Kitchen as one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 911 customers.

Dublin also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Dublin is Shouk. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,608 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Dublin is The Temple Bar Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Brazen Head. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 38 km, 1 hour 42 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Bull Island
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Dublin has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights 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 Phoenix Park. This attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,056 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Dublin is the spectacular Guinness Storehouse. This attraction is a tourist attraction and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 18,823 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing National Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,536 visitors.

Bull Island is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This island is a popular destination among visitors in Dublin. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,937 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

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.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in Ireland, be sure to eat at Chapter One Restaurant, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 customers.

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

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

When you’ve finished your meal, The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is one of the best bars in the city of Dublin for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

Porterhouse Temple Bar 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 7,884 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Dublin is Light House Cinema. Light House Cinema has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 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 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Book of Kells
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
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Day 3 of your road trip across Ireland is another day in the magnificent Dublin. You now have 2 nights left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

Dublin offers plenty for you to see and do, and your hotel will be conveniently located near several of the area's best attractions.

One of the best travel destinations you can travel to in the city of Dublin is the stunning St Stephen's Green. This has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 29,325 visitors.

You could also spend some time visiting the spectacular National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology in the city of Dublin. This attraction is a national museum and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,172 visitors. Usually, around 370,965 people visit National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology every year.

Another attraction you could visit in the city of Dublin is the incredible Book of Kells. This attraction is a codex and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,007 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the fantastic Dublin Castle. This best-rated sightseeing destination and travel destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,135 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the outstanding St Patrick's Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 20,815 visitors.

Today you’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a popular tour. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of options for top-rated tours and activities in Dublin you could sign up for on this day of your vacation. Choose among the best tours before or after booking.

When it’s time to eat, the city of Dublin has restaurants and bars to fit all budgets.

We recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Dublin, O'Donoghues Bar. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re hungry to try a top restaurant in the city of Dublin that locals enjoy, eat at Lemon Jelly Cafe. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,104 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Dublin, The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

For one of the best bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Dublin, we recommend the cocktails at The Stags Head. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,691 customers.

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

Toast to another amazing day in the city of Dublin!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Munster and Cork

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

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
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Rise and shine on day 4 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you'll wake up in Dublin and embark on a scenic drive to Cork, 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. This attraction is a schloss country house museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,609 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Kilkenny Castle. This attraction, a beloved schloss country house museum, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,284 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Rock of Cashel. This attraction is a castle that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,334 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Cahir Castle. This castle and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,990 reviews.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Liberty Grill. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,609 customers.

Locals also recommend Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House, another of the best restaurants in Cork. Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 792 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Izz Cafe. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 731 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Sin é to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Cork, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Oliver Plunkett. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Oliver Plunkett has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 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 5

Day 5 – Cork

  • Cork
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Drive 21 km, 1 hour 1 min

  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork Opera House
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On day 5 of your road trip across Ireland, you’ll have the perfect day exploring the wonderful city of Cork. You’ll stay in Cork for 1 night, meaning you have plenty of time to discover the best things to see and do in the area.

We recommend you stay at the The Metropole Hotel, one of the best 4-star hotels in the city of Cork. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,361 guests.

The best luxury hotel option in the city of Cork is the 4-star Maldron Hotel Cork South Mall. The hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 4,800 guests.

One of the best hotels we recommend in the city of Cork is the 4-star Cork's Vienna Woods Hotel & Villas. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,139 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 Cork, like the outstanding Blarney Castle & Gardens. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,638 visitors.

Cork City Gaol is another popular attraction you could visit in the city of Cork. This incredible attraction is a prison and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,875 visitors.

One of the best attractions you could visit in the city of Cork is the extraordinary Fitzgerald's Park. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,130 reviews.

As the day moves along, one attraction you’ll probably want to visit is the incredible Cork Opera House. Around 2,802 visitors have given this opera house an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Come to Cork 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 Cork.

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

We recommend you eat at a delicious restaurant that locals enjoy, like Market Lane, after your day of exploring the city of Cork. This excellent restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,609 customers.

The SpitJack Cork is another of the best restaurants in the city of Cork. This restaurant 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. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,073 customers.

Locals recommend The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega, one of the best bars in the city of Cork, for a refreshing evening drink to finish your day. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,534 customers.

Alternatively, you could choose another of the most popular bars in the city of Cork, Cornstore Cork. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

An Bróg Bar + Kitchen is also one of the best bars in the city of Cork. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,592 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Killarney

  • Cobh
  • Killarney
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Drive 155 km, 2 hours 22 min

  • Jameson Distillery Midleton
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • Titanic Experience Cobh
  • Spike Island Tours
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Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Killarney. You’ll stay in Killarney for 1 night.

This much-appreciated top-tier point of interest and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,523 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Titanic Experience Cobh. This museum and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,040 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Spike Island Tours to make the most of your road trip across Ireland. The spectacular Spike Island Tours is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,456 visitors.

Killarney 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 Cronins 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 950 reviews.

The remarkable Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House is another top restaurant in Killarney we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 626 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Killarney, the fantastic John M. Reidy. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 766 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 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 7

Day 7 – Limerick

Limerick

Drive 145 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross Abbey
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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Day 7 of your road trip through Ireland gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You will stay in Limerick for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

This attraction is a castle that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,044 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible abbey, Muckross Abbey. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,835 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

This popular house and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,269 visitors.

The spectacular Killarney National Park is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating park and attraction has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,542 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Torc Mountain. This attraction is a popular mountain that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,583 visitors.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in Ireland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Limerick, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Cornstore Limerick, one of the best restaurants in the city of Limerick. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,389 customers.

Locals also recommend Taikichi as one of the best restaurants in the city of Limerick. Taikichi is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,017 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Limerick is Hamptons Grill. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

After dinner, visit Nancy Blakes, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Limerick. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,535 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Marco Polo. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Ennis and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 173 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Craggaunowen
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave
  • Eyre Square
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Rise and shine on day 8 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you'll wake up in Limerick and embark on a scenic drive to Galway, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 3 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Limerick and Ennis 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 Limerick. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful King John's Castle. This attraction is a castle that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,569 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible The Milk Market. This attraction, a beloved building, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,646 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Limerick is the stunning Saint Mary's Cathedral. This church and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 987 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Ennis and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Ennis has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,299 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Craggaunowen. This island and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 560 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Cliffs of Moher. This cliff and travel destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,619 visitors.

The lovely Aillwee Cave is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 3,872 visitors have left this show cave an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Ennis, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Galway. When you arrive in Galway you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Ard Bia at Nimmos. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,099 customers.

Locals also recommend The Quay Street Kitchen, another of the best restaurants in Galway. The Quay Street Kitchen is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square). This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,000 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 9

Day 9 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 2 km, 35 min

  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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On day 9 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Galway, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Galway.

Today you'll explore the city of Galway. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Galway City Museum. As one of the top sights in the area, around 161,558 people visit this attraction every year. This incredible attraction is a city museum and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,211 visitors.

Spanish Arch is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Galway. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 5,733 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Galway is The Latin Quarter. This amazing attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,073 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Great Escape Rooms. This best-rated sightseeing destination and place of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,150 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. This catholic cathedral is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,467 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 Galway.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Galway, like Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 616 customers.

OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Galway. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 588 customers.

Locals enjoy Zappis Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Galway. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 505 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Galway, Caribou. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like A Púcán. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

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

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Ballinasloe Municipal District and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 200 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Connemara National Park
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Dog's Bay
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On day 10 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Galway, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 1 night left in Galway.

Today you'll explore the city of Ballinasloe Municipal District. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. This incredible attraction is a cafe and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,480 visitors.

Connemara National Park is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Ballinasloe Municipal District. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 5,608 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Ballinasloe Municipal District is Walled Victorian Garden. This amazing attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,302 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Dog's Bay. This bay and place of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,783 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 Galway.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Galway, like The Kings Head Bistro. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,233 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Galway, The Skeff Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Quays Bar and Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 customers.

The Dáil Bar Galway is another of the best bars in the city of Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Ballinasloe Municipal District and Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District

  • Carrick-on-Shannon
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Drive 180 km, 2 hours 45 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
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As you rise to greet the dawn on day 11 of your epic road trip in Ireland, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Ballinasloe Municipal District. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District. You’ll stay in Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Ballinasloe Municipal District’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Ballinasloe Municipal District, start your day with a visit to the amazing Dunguaire Castle. This much-appreciated top-tier point of interest and attraction is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,844 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Coole Park. This park and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,356 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Coole Park Nature Reserve to make the most of your road trip across Ireland. The spectacular Coole Park Nature Reserve is a park that has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 555 visitors.

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

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Carrick-on-Shannon Municipal District, the fantastic The Oarsman. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 725 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Dunne's Bar. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 434 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in Ireland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 245 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Acres Lake Floating Boardwalk
  • Hill of Tara
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Newgrange
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Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

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 Trim Castle for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a castle and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,060 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Hill of Tara. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,251 visitors, this archaeological site deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Newgrange. This attraction, a stunning passage tombs in ireland, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,283 travelers.

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

After dinner, visit O'Donoghues Bar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,110 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Bank on College Green. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

Alternatively, Café en Seine is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • Molly Malone Statue
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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 Dublin 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.

Molly Malone Statue is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Dublin. This best-rated sightseeing destination and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,653 visitors.

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

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

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