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

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Jan. - Dec.
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Experience the freedom of the open road in Ireland as you embark on an unforgettable 15-day road trip! This experience caters to every traveler, featuring destinations like Cork, Glanmire, Waterford City Metropolitan District, Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Dublin, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Swords, Blanchardstown, The Municipal District of Trim, Sligo, Knock, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, Limerick, Bunratty, and Killarney. Set off on the ultimate European adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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, 1 night in Waterford City Metropolitan District, 4 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Sligo, 4 nights in Galway, and 2 nights in Limerick. 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 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 Cork, Glanmire, Waterford City Metropolitan District, Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Dublin, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Swords, Blanchardstown, The Municipal District of Trim, Sligo, Knock, Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, Limerick, Bunratty, and Killarney, 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, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Swords
 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 / 4 nights
Photo of aerial view of Dun Laoghaire Pier ,Dublin, Ireland.Dún Laoghaire
Photo of aerial view over Blanchardstown, Dublin, Ireland.Blanchardstown
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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Attractions

Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
Photo of amazing Cliffs of Moher at sunset in Ireland, County Clare.Cliffs of Moher
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
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 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
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
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
photo of A southeast view of Synod Hall, Dublin, Irland.Dublinia
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
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
Killiney Hill Park, Scalpwilliam, Killiney ED, Dalkey Hill ED, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandKilliney Hill Park
photo of view of MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee, Cork, Ireland.Munster Technological University
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Walled Victorian Garden
Santry Park, Santry Demesne, Airport ED, Coolock ED, Fingal, Dublin 9, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandSantry Park
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Carrowmore, Kilmacowen ED, Sligo Municipal Borough District, County Sligo, Connacht, IrelandCarrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
photo of Sligo Priory .Sligo Priory
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
photo of Basilica of Our Lady of Knock, national shrine of Our Lady in Knock, Ireland, lit at night Knock, Irland.Knock Shrine
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
Shannon Heritage, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandShannon Heritage
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
photo of Aerial view on Salmon Weir Bridge over river Corrib, Cloudy sky, Galway city, Ireland .Salmon Weir Bridge
Quadrangle

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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.

Goldie is the restaurant to visit if you’re craving culinary excellence and fine dining. This restaurant has a diverse and enticing menu selection, which includes its delicious and signature seafood meals.

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

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Elbow Lane Brew and Smoke House, in Cork. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 792 satisfied customers.

The Oliver Plunkett is one of the best bars in Cork and the perfect place to go for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,192 customers.

You may also want to check out The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega. Equally popular, this bar offers a great drink list and a nice atmosphere for your evening endeavors. The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,534 customers.

Alternatively, head out to Cornstore Cork. Cornstore Cork has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,516 customers and is a top choice among travelers as well as locals.

Raise a toast to the start of your 15-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Waterford City Metropolitan District

  • Cork
  • Waterford
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Drive 149 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Munster Technological University
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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 Waterford City Metropolitan District. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Waterford City Metropolitan District. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Make Fitzgerald's Park one of your first sightseeing stops in Cork. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,170 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Cork City Gaol is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This prison is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,919 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Cork and set your GPS to Waterford City Metropolitan District. 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 1 hour 43 min. Upon reaching Waterford City Metropolitan District, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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 Waterford City Metropolitan District, 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 Waterford City Metropolitan District.

Indulge in an exquisite luxury dining experience at Everett's. Renowned for its prestigious rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Everett's consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Another favorite dining locale in Waterford City Metropolitan District is Momo Restaurant. Have a satisfying meal from the menu that has charmed its way to the hearts of around 854 happy customers, who gave it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

While in Waterford City Metropolitan District, enjoy McLeary's 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 620 satisfied guests.

After your meal, consider going for a drink to celebrate this wonderful night in Ireland. One of the best bars in the city is Geoff's Cafe Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,480 customers.

To gain one of the best bar experiences in Waterford City Metropolitan District, we recommend the cocktails at The Reg. This bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,344 customers and is an excellent place to make local friends.

Another of the best spots to experience the nightlife scene in Waterford City Metropolitan District is The Gingerman. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 937 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 3

Day 3 – Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Dublin

  • Kilkenny
  • Dublin
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Drive 228 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
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On day 3 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 Kilkenny, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Dublin. In the evening, you’ll end up in Dublin, where you will stay for 4 nights.

Set your GPS to Kilkenny and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 38 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kilkenny beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Powerscourt House & Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,458 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Dublin. This car ride takes around 43 min.

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

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.

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Bastible. Holding an impressive 1 Michelin-star rating and a remarkable menu, Bastible consistently impresses both foreign and local guests, earning praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Another renowned restaurant is Patrick Guilbaud, one of the best Bib Gourmand 2-star Michelin fine dining venues in Dublin. Take your pick from the modern french menu, where each dish is a masterpiece meticulously crafted to delight your senses.

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable dining experience at Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen in Dublin. With its prestigious 2-Michelin star rating, the menu is crafted to delight your palate and take you on a culinary journey. This acclaimed restaurant with a Bib-Gourmand award, serves modern dishes that have garnered numerous reviews from satisfied guests.

We recommend The Temple Bar Pub for many reasons. But most importantly, this bar serves a variety of food and beverages and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,491 reviews.

You can also visit a popular bar like The Brazen Head to have refreshing drinks and interact with locals and other travelers. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,980 bar-goers.

When you would rather go somewhere else, try The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers, this bar is one of Dublin’s best places to relax after a long day.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Dún Laoghaire
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Drive 65 km, 2 hours 14 min

  • Killiney Hill Park
  • Marlay Park
  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 4 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Dublin for 3 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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.

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.

Don't forget to book a table at The Vintage Kitchen, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 911 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Chapter One Restaurant while exploring Dublin. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 849 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Mr Fox, a popular restaurant in Dublin. 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 690 discerning diners.

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.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 51 min

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Dublinia
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Day 5 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.

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.

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.

Reserve a table at The Stags Head, a renowned restaurant in Dublin. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,691 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at The Celt while in Dublin. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 4,507 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Dublin at O'Donoghues Bar, 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 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,110 customers.

To get a drink at one of the best bars in the city, go to The Bank on College Green. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

If you’d like to continue your evening somewhere else, we recommend heading to Café en Seine. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is Murray’s Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 6 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Book of Kells
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
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On day 6 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.

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.

Book a table at Lemon Jelly Cafe, a famous dining establishment in Dublin. 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 4,104 satisfied diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend The Palace Bar, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Merchant's Arch. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – Blanchardstown and Sligo

  • Swords
  • Sligo
  • Blanchardstown
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Drive 250 km, 3 hours 43 min

  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Santry Park
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On day 7 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Swords, Blanchardstown, The Municipal District of Trim, 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.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Blanchardstown. This drive usually takes around 28 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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

Reserve a table at Flipside, a renowned restaurant in Sligo. 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 603 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Jalan Jalan while in Sligo. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 623 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Sligo at Lyons Café and Bakeshop, 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 534 customers.

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.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 145 km, 2 hours 23 min

  • Sligo Priory
  • The Model Home of The Niland Collection
  • Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
  • Knock Shrine
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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 Sligo, Knock, and Galway. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Galway, which will be your home away from home for 4 nights.

Make Sligo Priory your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this priory an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,082 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at The Model. Home of The Niland Collection. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 297 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this art gallery every year.

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is another attraction you can visit on this day of your vacation. This museum has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,165 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Knock, 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 Sligo to Knock may take around 55 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Knock Shrine. This extraordinary church building has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 874 visitors.

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

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 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.

An excellent example is the popular Hooked. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,796 customers.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,659 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the town's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Kai Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,177 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

Tigh Chóilí is one of our top recommendations. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Caribou. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

An Púcán is another top-rated bar in the city of Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 2 km, 36 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Salmon Weir Bridge
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Quadrangle
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Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Galway has to offer. Cherish the 3 nights you have left in Galway by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

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

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.

After dinner, stop by one of the best bars in Galway. The Front Door Pub often offers travelers and locals alike a great time. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,692 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at The Skeff Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,056 customers.

The Quays Bar and Restaurant is another top-rated bar in the city. This place enjoys an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,514 customers.

Say good night to Galway and look forward to another great day of your road trip 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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Day 10 offers a multitude of experiences. You will stay in Galway for 2 nights more, offering you enough time to explore at a relaxed pace.

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

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

For a memorable dining experience, be sure to visit Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. Known for its excellent cuisine and commitment to quality dishes, this restaurant in Galway has received a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from around 616 happy diners.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, OSTERIA da Simone : Italian restaurant & pizzeria should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Galway, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 588 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Ready for a culinary adventure? Book a table at Zappis Restaurant. This highly regarded restaurant in Galway has earned a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, thanks to its flavorful dishes and positive reviews from 505 satisfied guests.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Galway. O'Connor's Famous Pub is a fantastic option, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,806 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, don't forget to check out The Dáil Bar Galway. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,040 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Monroe's Tavern. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,993 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 161 km, 2 hours 48 min

  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
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Day 11 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Galway. You have 1 night 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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at The Kings Head Bistro while you’re in Galway. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 3,233 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

After dinner, visit Tigh Neachtain for a drink or two. This bar serves plenty of food and drink options and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,561 customers.

You can also enjoy your night at Brasserie On The Corner. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,337 customers, it's safe to say that Brasserie On The Corner promises an unforgettable bar experience.

Alternatively, locals recommend Taaffes Bar. This bar, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,455 customers, is a great place to meet new friends.

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 12

Day 12 – Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 108 km, 1 hour 45 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
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Dive into day 12 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will explore Kinvarra, Gort, 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 2 nights.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Galway, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kinvarra may take around 32 min. Upon your arrival in Kinvarra, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Make Dunguaire Castle your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,855 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Kinvarra, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Gort may take around 15 min. Upon your arrival in Gort, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see Coole Park. This attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,367 visitors.

Coole Park Nature Reserve is another sightseeing hotspot in the area. This park has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 562 travelers.

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.

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

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at The Locke Bar. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Limerick 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 3,798 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Limerick is Texas Steakout. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,450 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Nancy Blakes, in Limerick. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,535 satisfied customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Marco Polo, one of the best bars in the city. Marco Polo is an excellent place to have a refreshing evening drink after exploring Limerick. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals at The Old Quarter GastroPub. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,238 customers.

The Curragower | Limerick also belongs to the list of the best bars in Limerick, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 874 customers.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 159 km, 2 hours 28 min

  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Shannon Heritage
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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On day 13 of your road trip in Ireland, you’ll start and end your day in Bunratty, but spend the day exploring what’s beyond the village. Since you will return to Limerick for 1 night more, there’s no need to rush. Experience Bunratty and Limerick to the fullest today with this curated day itinerary!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Shannon Heritage. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 256 visitors.

When you’re finished at Shannon Heritage, head to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. This one-of-a-kind park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 12,442 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Bunratty, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Limerick. Your travel time is around 16 min.

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

As you explore more of Limerick, 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 Cornstore Limerick, a distinguished dining establishment in Limerick. It has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 1,389 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Limerick is Coqbull Limerick. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 1,385 happy diners.

Taikichi stands out as a local favorite in Limerick. 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 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,017 customers.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Bobby Byrne's, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Jerry Flannery's Bar, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 927 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.

Mickey Martin's Pub is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 870 customers.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Killarney and Cork

  • Cork
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Drive 231 km, 4 hours 39 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
  • Muckross Abbey
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 14 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Killarney, Killarney, and 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.

After soaking in Limerick’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Killarney. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 44 min. When you arrive in Killarney, it's time to take a break from the road.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Muckross House. This house is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Killarney, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,388 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 Torc Mountain. Visitors have rated this mountain an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,640 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cork. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 26 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

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 sure to reserve a table at Izz Cafe, an iconic dining spot in Cork. 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 731 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Market Lane while in Cork. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, treasured by 2,609 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of The SpitJack Cork, a favorite in Cork. 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 1,934 discerning guests.

A Bróg Bar + Kitchen is one of the best bars you can visit in Cork tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,592 customers.

You can also enjoy a glass or two at a popular place like The Thomond Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,430 customers.

Alternatively, try The Woodford. The Woodford is the perfect place to get to know some locals in the city. This top-recommended bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,261 customers.

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

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Day 15

Day 15 – Cork - departure day

  • Cork - Departure day
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  • St Patrick's Bridge
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Day 15 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.

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

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Ireland. Each store here is brimming with unique finds. These souvenirs will help you treasure your memories of Ireland forever.

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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