14-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dingle to Limerick, Dublin, Letterkenny, Sligo, Galway, and Cork

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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 Killarney, Limerick, Kilkenny, Dundrum, Dublin, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Trim, Letterkenny, Kincasslagh, Bundoran, Sligo, Galway, Kinvarra, Bunratty, Ennis, The Municipal District of Adare — Rathkeale, Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle. 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 Dingle, 1 night in Limerick, 3 nights in Dublin, 2 nights in Letterkenny, 1 night in Sligo, 3 nights in Galway, 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 Dingle, 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 Cliffs of Moher are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Killarney, Limerick, Kilkenny, Dundrum, Dublin, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Trim, Letterkenny, Kincasslagh, Bundoran, Sligo, Galway, Kinvarra, Bunratty, Ennis, The Municipal District of Adare — Rathkeale, Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle, 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
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 1 night
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 1 night
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of Dun Laoghaire Pier ,Dublin, Ireland.Dún Laoghaire
Photo of aerial view of St Marys church in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland.Donegal
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 / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of Sligo Town, Ireland.Sligo / 1 night
Dingle / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view of Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba in Letterkenny ,Co. Donegal Ireland.Letterkenny / 2 nights

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Rinvyle ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandKylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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
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
Photo of beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Photo of Marlay Park, Marlay House and farmer's market, Dublin, Ireland.Marlay 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
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
Glenveagh National Park, Derrylahan, Cross Roads ED, Glenties Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenveagh National Park
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
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
Conor Pass
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Ireland .Donegal Castle
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
The National Reptile Zoo, Leggetsrath West, Kilkenny Rural, The Municipal District of Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Leinster, IrelandThe National Reptile Zoo
Fairy Bridges, Finner, Bundoran ED, Bundoran Urban ED, Donegal Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandFairy Bridges
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Northern Ireland. Beautiful park and garden in Glenveagh National Park, second largest park of the country. Gleann Bheatha in Irish languageGlenveagh Castle
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
Limerick Racecourse
Glenevin Waterfall, Straid, Straid ED, Inishowen Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenevin Waterfall
Largy Viewpoint, Largysillagh, Crownarad ED, Donegal Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandLargy Viewpoint
Ennis Friary, Clonroad Beg, Ennis No. 3 Urban ED, Ennis Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandEnnis Friary
photo of Aerial view on Salmon Weir Bridge over river Corrib, Cloudy sky, Galway city, Ireland .Salmon Weir Bridge
Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)
Donegal Railway Heritage CentreDonegal Railway Heritage Centre

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dingle - arrival day

  • Dingle - Arrival day
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  • Conor Pass
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Welcome to Dingle, the perfect starting point for your road trip in Ireland! Pick up your rental car and let the adventure begin. You will spend 1 night immersing yourself in Dingle's charm before embarking on the next leg of your journey.

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

Find your way to your hotel in Dingle. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Ireland. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Dingle. 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.

Make sure to reserve a table at PF McCarthy's Bar & Restaurant, an iconic dining spot in Dingle. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 979 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Sammy's while in Dingle. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, treasured by 858 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Davitt's Kenmare, a favorite in Dingle. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 668 discerning guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, O Donnabhain's is a great place to go. Around 728 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,272 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the region.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Bunkers Bar and Restaurant. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Dingle. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 910 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 209 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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Dive into day 2 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Killarney, Killarney, and Limerick, 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 Limerick. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Killarney, 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 Dingle to Killarney may take around 1 hour 10 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

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.

Don't miss out on experiencing The Locke Bar, a renowned dining spot in Limerick. 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 3,798 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Texas Steakout while immersing yourself in Limerick. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,450 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of Nancy Blakes, a beloved dining establishment within Limerick. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,535 satisfied customers.

We recommend Marco Polo 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 1,242 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like The Old Quarter GastroPub to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,238 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try The Curragower | Limerick. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 874 customers, this bar is one of Limerick’s best places to relax after a long day.

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 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Kilkenny
  • Dublin
  • Dún Laoghaire
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Drive 271 km, 3 hours 46 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • The National Reptile Zoo
  • Marlay Park
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 3 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Kilkenny, Dundrum, and Dublin. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Dublin. You will spend 3 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Limerick, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kilkenny may take around 1 hour 44 min. Upon your arrival in Kilkenny, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Kilkenny Castle, a remarkable schloss country house museum where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,743 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,458 travelers.

The National Reptile Zoo is another must-visit attraction. This renowned zoo offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,558 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Dún Laoghaire, 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 Kilkenny to Dún Laoghaire may take around 1 hour 19 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Dublin, 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 Dublin's best restaurants.

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

Another popular dining spot in Dublin is Patrick Guilbaud, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere 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 Patrick Guilbaud’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. This celebrated dining spot in Dublin is renowned for its creative meals and modern menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star status.

If you’re not yet ready to call it a day, pop into The Temple Bar Pub. This bar is considered one of the best in Dublin and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

You may also want to check out The Brazen Head. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. The Brazen Head is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

Alternatively, head out to The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 95 km, 2 hours 17 min

  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Dublin has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Dublin by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

To do something one-of-a-kind on this day of your trip, you can join a tour. You can discover all of the most fun and eye-opening experiences in your destination below and secure your spot here.

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.

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.

After dinner, visit Porterhouse Temple Bar to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Dublin, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular place like Light House Cinema. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Light House Cinema has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 5 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Book of Kells
  • Molly Malone Statue
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Day 5 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Dublin for 1 night more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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.

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit The Stags Head. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Dublin has received a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from around 4,691 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, The Celt 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 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,507 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at O'Donoghues Bar. This highly regarded restaurant in Dublin has earned a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 4,110 satisfied guests.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to The Bank on College Green. Around 4,043 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Locals of Dublin also enjoy the drinks at Café en Seine. This place is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers and is one of the best you can experience in the city.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Murray’s Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Letterkenny

  • Dublin
  • Letterkenny
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Drive 254 km, 4 hours 6 min

  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Castle
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 6 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Dublin, The Municipal District of Trim, and Letterkenny. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Letterkenny. Letterkenny will be your home away from home for 2 nights.

Drop by the renowned Ha'penny Bridge. This popular footbridge has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,278 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Dublin Castle. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,463 visitors, this point of interest deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 9,563 reviews.

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 45 min. The Municipal District of Trim welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

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

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in Yellow Pepper, a distinguished dining establishment in Letterkenny. It has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,024 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Letterkenny is Brewery Bar and Restaurant. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 916 happy diners.

Burrito Loco stands out as a local favorite in Letterkenny. 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 605 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink after dinner, Oasis Bar is a great place to go. Around 662 customers have rated this popular bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

McGinleys Bar has an atmosphere and drink selection that guests especially enjoy. McGinleys Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 560 reviews and is considered one of the best you can experience in the region.

Another top-rated alternative for a celebratory drink is Warehouse Bar & Kitchen. If this is where the night will take you, you’re in for a fun time in Letterkenny. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 637 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Glenties Municipal District and Letterkenny

  • Letterkenny
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Drive 171 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Glenevin Waterfall
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Glenveagh Castle
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Day 7 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Glenties Municipal District. You have 1 night left in Glenties Municipal District. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the region.

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

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Letterkenny. 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.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at The Lemon Tree Restaurant. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Letterkenny boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from around 446 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Letterkenny is Stateside American Restaurant. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 624 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Kelly's Diner, in Letterkenny. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 779 satisfied customers.

Orchard Inn Letterkenny is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 523 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Sister Sara’s. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 393 customers.

The Central Bar is another of the best bars in the region of Letterkenny that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 285 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Kincasslagh and Sligo

  • Donegal
  • Sligo
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Drive 182 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • Largy Viewpoint
  • Donegal Railway Heritage Centre
  • Donegal Castle
  • Fairy Bridges
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On day 8 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Kincasslagh, Bundoran, Kincasslagh, 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.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Largy Viewpoint. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 727 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Kincasslagh and set your GPS to Bundoran. 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 24 min. Upon reaching Bundoran, 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 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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Flipside while you’re in Sligo. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 603 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Sligo is Jalan Jalan. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 623 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Sligo, enjoy Lyons Café and Bakeshop’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 534 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Swagman Bar 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 1,088 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Andersons Grill & Bar. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 588 customers, it's safe to say that Andersons Grill & Bar promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Lillie's Cocktail Bar Sligo. This bar, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 291 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Manorhamilton Municipal District and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 164 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Eyre Square
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On day 9 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 Galway, Manorhamilton Municipal District, and Galway. In the evening, you’ll end up in Galway, where you will stay for 3 nights.

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.

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.

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

Reserve a table at Hooked, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,796 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at O'Connell's Bar Galway while in Galway. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 1,659 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Galway at Kai 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,177 customers.

Tigh Chóilí is a must-visit. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You can also enjoy having some snacks and drinks at Caribou. This bar is a popular hangout spot among locals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 979 customers.

An Púcán is another top-rated city bar we recommend in Galway. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers, this bar is a great place to cap off the night.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 5 km, 23 min

  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
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On day 10 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Galway. You’ll stay in Galway for 2 nights and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Galway, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Galway below.

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 Ard Bia at Nimmos, a distinguished dining establishment in Galway. It has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,099 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Galway is The Quay Street Kitchen. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,029 happy diners.

Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square) 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 1,000 customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Front Door Pub, one of the best bars in the city. The Front Door Pub is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Skeff Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant also belongs to the list of the best bars in Galway, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 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 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 216 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
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On day 11 of your road trip in Ireland, you’ll start and end your day in Kinvarra, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the village. Since you will return to Galway for 1 night more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Kinvarra and Galway to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Kinvarra. This drive usually takes around 32 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

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 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 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 place like The Dáil Bar Galway. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Dáil Bar Galway has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

Monroe's Tavern is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

Take some time to reflect on your day and savor another beautiful night in Ireland.

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Day 12

Day 12 – The Municipal District of Adare — Rathkeale and Cork

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Drive 256 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Ennis Friary
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Limerick Racecourse
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Dive into day 12 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Bunratty, Ennis, The Municipal District of Adare — Rathkeale, and Cork, 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 Cork. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Bunratty. This car ride takes around 21 min.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

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 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.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Goldie, one of the finest upscale restaurants in Cork. Featuring delightful food options and seafood offerings, Goldie has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House. This highly regarded restaurant in Cork has earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 792 satisfied guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit The Oliver Plunkett, one of the best bars in the city. The Oliver Plunkett is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Cork. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,534 customers.

Cornstore Cork also belongs to the list of the best bars in Cork, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Dingle

  • Cork
  • Dingle
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Drive 207 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Fota Wildlife Park
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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 - Blarney, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Dingle. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Dingle. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Start your day with a visit to Fitzgerald's Park. This extraordinary park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,170 visitors.

After soaking in Cork’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Carrigtwohill. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 32 min. When you arrive in Carrigtwohill, it's time to take a break from the road.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Fota Wildlife Park. This extraordinary zoo has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,379 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Dingle. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 17 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Dingle, 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 Dingle's best restaurants.

Reserve your spot at Maison Gourmet, a popular local restaurant in Dingle. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 588 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience The Strawberry Field during your stay in Dingle. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 492 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Jacks' Coastguard Restaurant, a popular local gem in Dingle. 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 474 satisfied guests.

The Junction Bar is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 401 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Anvil Bar & Restaurant. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 436 customers.

Kenmare Brewhouse is another of the best bars in the region of Dingle that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 367 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Dingle - departure day

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  • Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)
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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 Dingle before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

As you approach the end of your journey in Ireland, take a moment for some retail therapy in Dingle’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the region’s commercial hubs and wander through its diverse range of local shops without rushing.

Whether you’re on a hunt for an ideal present to give to your friends or family, or looking for a personal memento to remind you of Ireland, a variety of items are waiting for you.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Dingle. 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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