14-Day Ireland Road Trip from Cork to Limerick, Sligo, Galway, Dublin, and Waterford City Metropolitan District

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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 14-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 Cork, Glanmire, Killarney, Bunratty, Rosses Point, Sligo, Castlerea, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, Swords, Dublin, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, Waterford City Metropolitan District, Limerick, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir. 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 Cork, 2 nights in Limerick, 1 night in Sligo, 3 nights in Galway, 4 nights in Dublin, and 1 night in Waterford City Metropolitan District. 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 Cork, 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 Cork, Glanmire, Killarney, Bunratty, Rosses Point, Sligo, Castlerea, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, Swords, Dublin, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, Waterford City Metropolitan District, Limerick, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir, 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
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Destinations

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

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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
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
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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
photo of view ofRoss Castle is a 15th-century tower house in County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle
Photo of view from Torc Mountain, Ireland.Torc Mountain
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
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 King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of Newgrange .Newgrange
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 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 view of 2nd May 2019, Slane, County Meath, Ireland. Slane Castle and Distillery, Irland.Slane Castle
photo of view of MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee, Cork, Ireland.Munster Technological University
photo of Poulnabrone dolmen .Poulnabrone dolmen
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
Rosses Point Beach
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
photo of Sligo Priory .Sligo Priory
St. Mary's Cathedral, Englishtown, John's B, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandSaint Mary's Cathedral
photo of view of Cork, Ireland. The north channel River Lee and St Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Irland.St Patrick's Bridge
Coole Park Nature Reserve
photo of view of Aerial view of Oranmore Castle 800 year old national monument, Cork, Irland.National Monument
The Model. Home of The Niland Collection., Rathquarter, Sligo North ED, Sligo Municipal Borough District, County Sligo, Connacht, IrelandThe Model Home of The Niland Collection
Castlerea Railway Museum, Castlereagh, Castlereagh Electoral Division, Roscommon Municipal District, County Roscommon, Connacht, IrelandCastlerea Railway Museum

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Day 1

Day 1 – Cork - arrival day

  • Cork - Arrival day
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  • National Monument
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Say hello to Cork! Your exciting road trip through Ireland is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Cork for 1 night before you continue your adventure!

Cork is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Cork. 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 Cork. 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.

An excellent example is the popular Sin é. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,654 customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,609 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 792 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Many locals go to The Oliver Plunkett to have a good time. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option 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 another great option in Cork. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 14-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Limerick

  • Cork
  • Limerick
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Drive 113 km, 2 hours 15 min

  • Munster Technological University
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
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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 4 vibrant destinations - Cork, Glanmire, and Limerick. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Limerick. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Fitzgerald's Park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 5,170 reviews.

Next up is Cork City Gaol. This prison has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,919 visitors.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cork, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Limerick may take around 1 hour 20 min. Upon your arrival in Limerick, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Limerick. Limerick 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 dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Limerick. 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.

Plan ahead and secure a table at The Locke Bar, an acclaimed dining establishment in Limerick. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 3,798 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Texas Steakout while experiencing the best of Limerick. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 2,450 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Nancy Blakes, an elegant culinary destination in Limerick. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,535 previous guests.

Locals recommend going for a drink at Marco Polo. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is The Old Quarter GastroPub. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,238 customers.

The Curragower | Limerick also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 874 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day of your road trip in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 253 km, 4 hours 35 min

  • Torc Mountain
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House
  • Ross Castle
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On day 3 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Limerick, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Torc Mountain. This mountain is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Killarney, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 6,640 visitors.

Killarney National Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 10,587 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Muckross House. Visitors have rated this house an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,388 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Killarney, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Limerick may take around 1 hour 41 min. Upon your arrival in Limerick, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation in Limerick.

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

Book a table at Cornstore Limerick, a famous dining establishment in Limerick. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,389 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Limerick is Coqbull Limerick, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.5 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,385 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Limerick’s Taikichi for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,017 satisfied diners.

We recommend Bobby Byrne's for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,018 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like Jerry Flannery's Bar to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 927 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try Mickey Martin's Pub. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers, this bar is one of Limerick’s best places to relax after a long day.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Sligo

  • Sligo
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Drive 256 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Aillwee Cave
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On day 4 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Bunratty and Sligo. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Sligo, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

After soaking in Limerick’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bunratty. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 18 min. When you arrive in Bunratty, it's time to take a break from the road.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Flipside, a distinguished dining establishment in Sligo. It has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 603 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Sligo is Jalan Jalan. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 623 happy diners.

Lyons Café and Bakeshop stands out as a local favorite in Sligo. 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 534 customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Swagman Bar is our number one recommendation. Around 1,088 customers have rated this bar 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Andersons Grill & Bar also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 588 reviews.

Lillie's Cocktail Bar Sligo is another popular place to spend the evening in Sligo. This bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 291 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Manorhamilton Municipal District and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 188 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • Sligo Priory
  • The Model Home of The Niland Collection
  • Rosses Point Beach
  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Castlerea Railway Museum
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Dive into day 5 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will explore Rosses Point, Sligo, Manorhamilton Municipal District, Castlerea, and Galway, 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 Galway. You’ll stay here for 3 nights.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Sligo Priory. Previous visitors have rated this priory an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,082 reviews.

The Model. Home of The Niland Collection. Is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This art gallery is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 297 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Sligo and set your GPS to Rosses Point. 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 13 min. Upon reaching Rosses Point, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Castlerea Railway Museum one of your first sightseeing stops in Castlerea. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 122 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

When you’ve had your share of Castlerea, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Galway. Your travel time is around 1 hour 11 min.

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

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Hooked while you’re in Galway. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 1,796 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Galway is O'Connell's Bar Galway. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 1,659 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Galway, enjoy Kai Restaurant’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 1,177 satisfied guests.

Tigh Chóilí is one of the best bars in Galway and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You may also want to check out Caribou. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. Caribou is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

Alternatively, head out to A Púcán. A Púcán has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 43 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Eyre Square
  • Galway City Museum
  • Spanish Arch
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Day 6 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Galway for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Your discoveries in Galway do not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Galway 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 Galway. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

An excellent example is the popular Ard Bia at Nimmos. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,099 customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,029 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square). This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,000 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into The Front Door Pub. This bar is considered one of the best in Galway and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

You may also want to check out The Skeff Bar. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. The Skeff Bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

Alternatively, head out to The Quays Bar and Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 165 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Galway has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Galway by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. , an iconic dining spot in Galway. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 616 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria while in Galway. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, treasured by 588 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Zappis Restaurant, a favorite in Galway. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 505 discerning guests.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in Galway. O'Connor's Famous Pub is a popular option, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,806 customers.

Continue your evening at The Dáil Bar Galway. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,040 customers.

Monroe's Tavern is another place you could check out tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 262 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 8 of your road trip in Ireland. Today, you will make 3 stops and experience some of the highlights of Kinvarra, Gort, and Dublin. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Dublin, which will be your home away from home for 4 nights.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Kinvarra, 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 Galway to Kinvarra may take around 32 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Dunguaire Castle is a great place to start with. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,855 visitors.

Gort’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Kinvarra behind. This drive usually takes around 15 min. Gort welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Coole Park. This much-appreciated park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,367 reviews.

Next up is Coole Park Nature Reserve. This park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 562 visitors.

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

As you explore more of Dublin, 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.

Take your Dublin getaway to new heights by dining at Bastible, a restaurant. Renowned for its world-famous 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of creative and refined dishes, Bastible consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

A renowned dining spot in Dublin is Patrick Guilbaud, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting ambiance and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern french menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to the Patrick Guilbaud’s culinary mastery.

Experience a taste of local culinary excellence while in Dublin and reserve a table at the 2-star Michelin restaurant, Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. Its delectable modern menu has contributed to impressive reviews from many previous guests. Food enthusiasts visiting the area will be particularly excited to experience this Bib Gourmand restaurant.

An excellent example is The Temple Bar Pub, which has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,491 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is The Brazen Head. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

Locals also enjoy The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 10,779 customers, an after-dinner drink at The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is the perfect way to end this day.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown and Dublin

  • Swords
  • Dublin
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Drive 157 km, 2 hours 48 min

  • Slane Castle
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Newgrange
  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
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Wake up to day 9 of your extraordinary road trip in Ireland. With 3 nights left in Dublin, we encourage you to seize the day and discover the unexplored beauty of the city’s surroundings!

The Municipal District of Trim’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Dublin behind. This drive usually takes around 50 min. The Municipal District of Trim welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Kick off the day at Trim Castle, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This castle is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,117 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of The Municipal District of Trim, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Slane may take around 34 min. Upon your arrival in Slane, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’ve had your share of Blanchardstown, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Dublin. Your travel time is around 28 min.

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

As you explore more of Dublin, 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.

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Vintage Kitchen. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Dublin has received a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from around 911 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, Chapter One Restaurant should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Dublin, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 849 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Mr Fox. This highly regarded restaurant in Dublin has earned a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 690 satisfied guests.

Porterhouse Temple Bar is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Light House Cinema. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the city of Dublin. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 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 10

Day 10 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • More

On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Ireland is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Stags Head while you’re in Dublin. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 4,691 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Dublin is The Celt. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 4,507 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

While in Dublin, enjoy O'Donoghues Bar’s appetizing dishes. This dining establishment has earned a positive reputation and a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the endorsements and reviews of around 4,110 satisfied guests.

The Bank on College Green is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 4,043 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Dublin we recommend is Café en Seine, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

Murray’s Pub is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 3,882 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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 11

Day 11 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Dublin Castle
  • Book of Kells
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Phoenix Park
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Day 11 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 1 night left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

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

Don't miss out on experiencing Lemon Jelly Cafe, 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 4,104 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Palace Bar, one of the top bars you could visit in the city. The Palace Bar is an excellent place for a refreshing evening drink and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at Merchant's Arch. Around 2,988 customers have rated their experience at Merchant's Arch an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Waterford City Metropolitan District

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

  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • More

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 Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, Kilkenny, and Waterford City Metropolitan District. In the evening, you’ll end up in Waterford City Metropolitan District, where you will stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Enniskerry and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 49 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Enniskerry beckons with new experiences!

Take the opportunity to see Kilkenny Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,743 visitors.

Kilkenny Castle is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This schloss country house museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,458 travelers.

After soaking in Kilkenny’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Waterford City Metropolitan District. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 39 min. When you arrive in Waterford City Metropolitan District, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Waterford City Metropolitan District.

An excellent example is the popular Emiliano's. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 945 customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 854 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the village's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful McLeary's Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 620 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Geoff's Cafe Bar is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,480 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Reg. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,344 customers.

The Gingerman is another top-rated bar in the city of Waterford City Metropolitan District. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 937 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Cork

  • Limerick
  • Cork
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Drive 243 km, 4 hours 3 min

  • Cahir Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • King John's Castle
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 13 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 4 vibrant destinations - Limerick, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Cork. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cahir. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 5 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Kick off the day at Cahir Castle, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,042 reviews.

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

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Rock of Cashel, a remarkable castle where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 13,510 reviews.

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

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

Book a table at Izz Cafe, a famous dining establishment in Cork. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 731 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Cork is Market Lane, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.6 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 2,609 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Cork’s The SpitJack Cork for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,934 satisfied diners.

When you’ve finished dinner and you’re in the mood for a drink, we recommend visiting one of the best bars in Cork. A Bróg Bar + Kitchen offers plenty of drink options for every taste and budget. Around 1,592 customers have given this bar an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Alternatively, go to a bar that locals recommend, like The Thomond Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,430 customers.

If you're looking for something else, check out The Woodford. This bar is one of the best places to enjoy a drink and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,261 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 14

Day 14 – Cork - departure day

  • Cork - Departure day
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  • St Patrick's Bridge
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Day 14 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Cork before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

Maximize your last day in Ireland and go on a shopping spree in Cork’s shopping center. This bustling commercial district is conveniently located near your lodging, granting you leisure time to roam and explore its assortment of establishments.

If you love the adrenaline rush of hunting for the best offers and deals in Ireland, you’re in for a treat. A variety of goods and gifts await your discovery. Bring a bit of Ireland home with you through these charming souvenirs.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Cork. 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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