9-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin to Kilkenny, Killarney, Limerick, and Galway

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Jan. - Dec.
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Escape the ordinary with this exciting 9-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 Dublin, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, Cork, Ballincollig, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Galway, and Enniskerry. 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 4 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Kilkenny, 1 night in Killarney, 1 night in Limerick, and 1 night in Galway. 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 Dublin, 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 Dublin, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Blarney, Cork, Ballincollig, Killarney, Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Galway, and Enniskerry, 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, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 1 night
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 1 night
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 1 night
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 1 night
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

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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
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Killarney National Park, Glenna, Muckross ED, Killarney Municipal District, County Kerry, Munster, IrelandKillarney National Park
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
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
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of 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 Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of Poulnabrone dolmen .Poulnabrone dolmen
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
Regional Park Ballincollig(Páirc Réigiúnach Bhaile an Chollaigh), Great Island, Ballincollig ED, Ballincollig - Carrigaline, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandRegional Park Ballincollig
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
Brú Ború Heritage Centre, Saint Patricksrock, Cashel Urban, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, County Tipperary, Munster, IrelandBrú Ború Heritage Centre

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dublin - arrival day

  • Dublin - Arrival day
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  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Say hello to Dublin! 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 Dublin for 3 nights before you continue your adventure!

Dublin is a beautiful city 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 Dublin. 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 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.

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.

Locals recommend going for a drink at The Temple Bar Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,491 customers.

Another popular bar you could swing by after dinner is The Brazen Head. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant also makes the list of popular bars you could visit tonight. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 10,779 customers.

Raise a toast to the start of your 9-day road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 17 min

  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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Day 2 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.

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 Dublin 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 Dublin.

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

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

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

Porterhouse Temple Bar is an excellent example. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 customers.

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

The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant is another of the best bars in the city of Dublin that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

Savor another day of unforgettable experiences in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Book of Kells
  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Phoenix Park
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Day 3 of your road trip across Ireland promises a magnificent time exploring Dublin. You have 1 night left in Dublin. Take the opportunity to experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city.

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.

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

Make a reservation at The Stags Head, a popular dining spot in Dublin. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,691 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at The Celt while indulging in the charm of Dublin. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, cherished by 4,507 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of O'Donoghues Bar, a treasured establishment in Dublin. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 4,110 satisfied guests.

One of the best bars in Dublin you could visit tonight after your dinner is The Bank on College Green. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,043 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is Café en Seine. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 customers.

Locals also enjoy Murray’s Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,882 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 – Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir

  • Kilkenny
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Drive 255 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Brú Ború Heritage Centre
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
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On day 4 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, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Kilkenny. In the evening, you’ll end up in Kilkenny, where you will stay 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 The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 52 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you're ready to see some sights, Brú Ború Heritage Centre is a great place to start with. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 187 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Rock of Cashel. This castle has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,510 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Cahir. Your travel time is around 17 min.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Cahir Castle. This much-appreciated castle is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,042 reviews.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Kilkenny, 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 Kilkenny.

Don't forget to book a table at Petronella Restaurant, a well-known eatery in Kilkenny. 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 640 satisfied guests.

Ensure you visit Butcher Restaurant while exploring Kilkenny. This popular restaurant offers a delicious menu, distinguished with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 563 discerning guests.

Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Kilkenny. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,409 discerning diners.

Tynans Bridge House Bar is a fantastic bar many locals in Kilkenny recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 509 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Kytelers Inn, another popular bar in the town. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,411 customers.

Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Kilkenny. Customers have rated the exciting Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 2,225 reviews.

Raise your glass to another unforgettable day in Ireland!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Blarney, Cork, Ballincollig, and Killarney

  • Cork
  • Killarney
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Drive 258 km, 3 hours 48 min

  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Cork Opera House
  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Regional Park Ballincollig
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 5 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 Blarney, Cork, Ballincollig, and Killarney. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Killarney. Killarney will be your home away from home for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kilkenny, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Cork. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 58 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Make Cork Opera House one of your first sightseeing stops in Cork. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,841 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Fitzgerald's Park is a worthwhile attraction you can visit next. This park is a valued place of interest in the area, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,170 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Cork, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Killarney may take around 1 hour 6 min. Upon your arrival in Killarney, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

Make sure to book a table at Cronins Restaurant, a popular restaurant in Killarney. 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 950 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder during your stay in Killarney. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 766 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House, a renowned dining destination in Killarney. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 626 satisfied guests.

Experience the local nightlife scene. John M. Reidy is a highly recommended bar with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,292 customers.

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

The Laurels Pub & Restaurant is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,544 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
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Drive 145 km, 3 hours 28 min

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross Abbey
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Ireland, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Killarney, Killarney, and Limerick. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Limerick, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

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

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

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

Reserve a table at The Locke Bar, a renowned restaurant in Limerick. 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 3,798 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Texas Steakout while in Limerick. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 2,450 discerning diners.

Experience a taste of Limerick at Nancy Blakes, 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 1,535 customers.

Marco Polo is one of the best bars in Limerick and the perfect place for a celebratory drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,242 customers.

You may also want to check out The Old Quarter GastroPub, offering great drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. The Old Quarter GastroPub is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,238 customers.

A third bar where you could have a great time tonight is The Curragower | Limerick. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 874 customers.

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

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Day 7

Day 7 – West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, Kinvarra, and Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 170 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Aillwee Cave
  • Dunguaire Castle
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Dive into day 7 of your remarkable road trip in Ireland. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to West Clare Municipal District, Bunratty, Kinvarra, and Galway, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Galway. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

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 Bunratty may take around 18 min. Upon your arrival in Bunratty, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Dunguaire Castle. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,855 reviews.

After soaking in Kinvarra’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 31 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 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.

Book a table at Hooked, 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 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,796 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Galway is O'Connell's Bar Galway, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.7 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 1,659 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Galway’s Kai Restaurant for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,177 satisfied diners.

After dinner, visit Tigh Chóilí and experience the nightlife in the city of Galway. This bar is one of the best places to cap off the night and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,662 customers.

You can also hang out at Caribou. This bar serves a variety of snacks and drinks and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

Locals recommend A Púcán, so definitely check it out too. A Púcán 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 3,188 bar-goers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Galway, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Dublin

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Drive 278 km, 4 hours 11 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Spanish Arch
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your road trip in Ireland. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 5 vibrant destinations - Galway, Enniskerry, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, 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 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Powerscourt House & Gardens, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,458 reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Enniskerry and set your GPS to Dublin. 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 43 min. Upon reaching Dublin, 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 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.

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

Treat yourself to a delightful dining experience at Lemon Jelly Cafe while you’re in Dublin. Famous for its lovely menu and mouthwatering dishes, it has captivated around 4,104 diners, earning it an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in Dublin, The Palace Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,824 customers.

Travelers and locals alike also recommend Merchant's Arch. This bar has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,988 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 9

Day 9 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • Molly Malone Statue
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Day 9 of your road trip in Ireland is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Dublin 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 Dublin’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the city’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 Dublin.

You’ll then say farewell to Dublin. 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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