14-Day Ireland Road Trip from Killarney traveling east to Galway, Letterkenny, Dublin, and Cork

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Explore the best of Ireland on a 14-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Killarney, Galway, Menlo, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, The Municipal District of Trim, Dublin, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, and Cork. This road trip itinerary in Ireland seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

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

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

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

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

As you hit the open road and drive through Killarney, Galway, Menlo, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, The Municipal District of Trim, Dublin, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, and Cork, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Ireland. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Ireland.

Throughout your road trip in Ireland, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Ireland.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

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

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
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
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 2 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 4 nights
Photo of aerial view of St Marys church in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, Ireland.Donegal
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 Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba in Letterkenny ,Co. Donegal Ireland.Letterkenny / 2 nights

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Attractions

Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
Molly Malone StatueMolly Malone Statue
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Photo of beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
photo of view ofRoss Castle is a 15th-century tower house in County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle
Photo of view from Torc Mountain, Ireland.Torc Mountain
photo of Trim Castle .
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Glenveagh National Park, Derrylahan, Cross Roads ED, Glenties Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenveagh National Park
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of Newgrange .Newgrange
photo of Hill of Tara with blue sky, Ireland .Hill of Tara
Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland, Lenaboy, Salthill, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGalway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
photo of North Bull Island Nature Reserve , Dublin Ireland .Bull Island
photo ofThe Iveagh Gardens designed in mid-19th century by Ninian Niven, Dublin, IrelandIveagh Gardens
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
Trinity College Dublin, Mansion House A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandTrinity College Dublin
photo of view of Knowth tumulus in the historical area of Brú na Bóinne, Irland.Brú na Bóinne
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Ireland .Donegal Castle
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, Ballyraine, Letterkenny Rural ED, Letterkenny, County Donegal, IrelandArena 7 Entertainment Complex
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Northern Ireland. Beautiful park and garden in Glenveagh National Park, second largest park of the country. Gleann Bheatha in Irish languageGlenveagh Castle
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
photo of view of Beautiful nature scenery of small river stream with rocks and leaves at Barna woods in Galway, Ireland.Barna Woods
Port of Galway, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandPort of Galway
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
The Vee Pass, Graigue, Tullaghorton, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, County Tipperary, Munster, IrelandThe Vee Pass
photo of Swiss Cottage .Swiss Cottage
photo of Menlo castle in beautiful Ireland .Menlo Castle
Cappagh Park, Lenabower, Barna, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandCappagh Park
Open The Door Escape Room, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandOpen The Door Escape Room
Merlin CastleMerlin Castle
Falconry Kerry (in Killarney), Inchycullane, Kilcummin ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandFalconry Kerry (in Killarney)
photo of Aerial view on Salmon Weir Bridge over river Corrib, Cloudy sky, Galway city, Ireland .Salmon Weir Bridge
Merlin Park Woods, Merlin Park, Ballybaan, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandMerlin Park Woods
Ladies Beach, Attithomasrevagh, Rockbarton, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandLadies Beach
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Day 1

Day 1 – Killarney - arrival day

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

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

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Killarney. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Ireland. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the region.

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

Plan ahead and secure a table at Cronins Restaurant, an acclaimed dining establishment in Killarney. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 950 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder while experiencing the best of Killarney. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 766 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House, an elegant culinary destination in Killarney. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 626 previous guests.

John M. Reidy is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,292 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,665 customers.

The Laurels Pub & Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the region of Killarney. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,544 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 Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 249 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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On day 2 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 Killarney, Killarney, and Galway. In the evening, you’ll end up in Galway, where you will stay for 4 nights.

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

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

Make sure to reserve a table at Hooked, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,796 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at O'Connell's Bar Galway 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 1,659 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of Kai 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,177 discerning guests.

An excellent example is Tigh Chóilí, which has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,662 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Caribou. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

Locals also enjoy A Púcán, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,188 customers, an after-dinner drink at A Púcán is the perfect way to end this day.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 3 km, 42 min

  • Great Escape Rooms
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
  • Port of Galway
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Day 3 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Galway for 3 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

Make sure to book a table at Ard Bia at Nimmos, a popular restaurant in Galway. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,099 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at The Quay Street Kitchen during your stay in Galway. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 1,029 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square), a renowned dining destination in Galway. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,000 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city. The Front Door Pub is a popular option with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,692 customers.

Another top option is The Skeff Bar. This bar offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant is also a great place to continue your evening. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,514 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Cappagh Park
  • Barna Woods
  • Ladies Beach
  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
  • Menlo Castle
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Day 4 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Galway. You have 2 nights left in Galway. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities 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.

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.

Reserve your spot at Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. , a popular local restaurant in Galway. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 616 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria during your stay in Galway. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 588 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Zappis Restaurant, a popular local gem in Galway. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 505 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit O'Connor's Famous Pub, which is considered one of the best bars in the city. This bar is rated an average 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 has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

Alternatively, check out Monroe's Tavern. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 customers.

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

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Day 5

Day 5 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 2 km, 34 min

  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Quadrangle
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On day 5 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Galway. You’ll stay in Galway for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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.

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

Book a table at The Kings Head Bistro, a famous dining establishment in Galway. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 3,233 satisfied diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Tigh Neachtain, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,561 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Brasserie On The Corner. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,337 customers.

Taaffes Bar is another top-rated bar where you can spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,455 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Letterkenny

  • Galway
  • Letterkenny
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 42 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Open The Door Escape Room
  • Merlin Castle
  • Merlin Park Woods
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 6 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Galway and Letterkenny. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Letterkenny. You will spend 2 nights here for some well-deserved relaxation.

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

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 Letterkenny, 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 Letterkenny's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Don't forget to book a table at Yellow Pepper, a well-known eatery in Letterkenny. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,024 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Brewery Bar and Restaurant while exploring Letterkenny. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 916 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Burrito Loco, a popular restaurant in Letterkenny. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 605 discerning diners.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in Letterkenny. Oasis Bar is a popular option, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 662 customers.

Continue your evening at McGinleys Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 560 customers.

Warehouse Bar & Kitchen is another place you could check out tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 637 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Glenties Municipal District and Letterkenny

  • Donegal
  • Letterkenny
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Drive 152 km, 2 hours 27 min

  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Arena 7 Entertainment Complex
  • Donegal Castle
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Glenties Municipal District has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Glenties Municipal District by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the region.

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.

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

Reserve a table at The Lemon Tree Restaurant, a renowned restaurant in Letterkenny. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 446 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Stateside American Restaurant while in Letterkenny. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 624 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Letterkenny at Kelly's Diner, 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 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 779 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Orchard Inn Letterkenny is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 523 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Sister Sara’s. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 393 customers.

Another popular bar in the region is The Central Bar. 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 – The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, and Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 290 km, 4 hours 21 min

  • Newgrange
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Hill of Tara
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, The Municipal District of Ashbourne, and Dublin, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Dublin. You’ll stay here for 4 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 Dublin, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

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

Reserve a table at Bastible, a 1 Michelin star restaurant and a dining establishment in Dublin. This epicurean hotspot’s delicious modern offering makes it a crowd favorite. Bastible is highly regarded in the culinary world and boasts an impressive track record of satisfied customers.

Another popular dining spot in Dublin is Patrick Guilbaud, which critics have graced with 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices 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 excellence.

Locals and foreign travelers alike recommend the popular Bib Gourmand restaurant, Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen. Captivated customers consistently praise this restaurant in Dublin for its appetizing selection of food, including its modern courses. As a leading food haven, it boasts 2 Michelin stars for giving an unforgettable dining experience to its patrons.

The Temple Bar Pub is one of the best bars in Dublin and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 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. The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant 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.

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 9

Day 9 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Dublin Castle
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 9 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Dublin for 3 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

Immerse yourself in the local scene through top-rated tours and activities. You can choose from a wide variety of easy to challenging tours and easily add them to your travel package below.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Vintage Kitchen while you’re in Dublin. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 911 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another favorite dining locale in Dublin is Chapter One Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 849 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Dublin, enjoy Mr Fox’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 690 satisfied guests.

After dinner, visit Porterhouse Temple Bar and experience the nightlife in the city of Dublin. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

You can also hang out at Light House Cinema. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers.

Locals recommend The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant, so definitely check it out too. The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is a place to enjoy friendly chats with locals and fellow travelers and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 bar-goers.

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 6 km, 55 min

  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • Iveagh Gardens
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Day 10 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 2 nights left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at The Stags Head. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Dublin boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from around 4,691 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Dublin is The Celt. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,507 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at O'Donoghues Bar, in Dublin. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,110 satisfied customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Bank on College Green, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Café en Seine, rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers. This spot is known for its unique atmosphere and impressive selection of beverages, making it a must-visit for both locals and tourists alike.

Murray’s Pub is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

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

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Day 11

Day 11 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 38 km, 1 hour 47 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Book of Kells
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Bull Island
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On day 11 of your road trip, you will have an entire day to explore Dublin. You’ll stay in Dublin for 1 night and discover all the best things to see and do in the area.

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

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

Don't forget to book a table at Lemon Jelly Cafe, a well-known eatery in Dublin. This popular restaurant and its sumptuous cuisine have won the hearts of food lovers. Its commitment to a delicious menu is evident in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,104 satisfied guests.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Dublin. The Palace Bar often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at Merchant's Arch. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

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

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Day 12

Day 12 – Cork

  • Cork
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Drive 274 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • Swiss Cottage
  • The Vee Pass
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 12 of your road trip in Ireland, where you’ll be making 4 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Cork. Cork will be your home away from home for 1 night.

After soaking in Dublin’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 53 min. When you arrive in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it's time to take a break from the road.

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.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cahir may take around 17 min. Upon your arrival in Cahir, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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.

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

Make your stay in Cork one for the books by indulging in an unforgettable culinary experience at Goldie, a gem acclaimed by food experts. Its delightful seafood cuisine and the praise from satisfied patrons speak of its outstanding quality. Goldie promises exceptional dishes and ensures your dining experience will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House stands out as a local favorite in Cork. 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 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 792 customers.

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.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Killarney

  • Cork
  • Killarney
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Drive 86 km, 2 hours 3 min

  • Cork Opera House
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
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On day 13 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Blarney, Cork, and Killarney. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Killarney, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Cork Opera House. This opera house is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,841 reviews.

Continue your journey at Fitzgerald's Park. This park is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,170 travelers from near and far.

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

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Killarney. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 18 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Khao Asian Street Food. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Killarney boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 1,191 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Killarney is Porterhouse Restaurant. It has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,244 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Killarney Brewing Company, in Killarney. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,059 satisfied customers.

Paddy Sheehan The Grand Bar & Niteclub is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 897 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like O'Connors Traditional Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 760 customers.

Hannigans Bar, Restaurant & Rooftop Balcony is another of the best bars in the region of Killarney that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 608 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Killarney - departure day

  • Killarney - Departure day
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  • Falconry Kerry (in Killarney)
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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 Killarney 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 Killarney’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 Killarney.

You’ll then say farewell to Killarney. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Ireland!

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