Affordable 10-Day Relaxed Ireland Road Trip Vacation from Killarney to Dublin and Galway

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
9 nights included
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10 days included
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 10-day road trip in Ireland with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Ireland at a relaxed pace. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 3 nights in Killarney, 4 nights in Dublin, and 2 nights in Galway. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Ireland.

Experience an easy 10-day self-drive tour across Ireland with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Ireland so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Ireland. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Killarney, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 10-day journey across Ireland and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Ireland. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Ireland.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Ireland. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating National Botanic Gardens.

Traveling leisurely through Ireland means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Phoenix Park. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Dublin Castle. Get close to the spectacular St Stephen's Green and the wonderful St Patrick's Cathedral. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Ireland. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Ireland has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Ireland's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Ireland.

By the end of your 10-day road trip through Ireland, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Ireland and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Ireland. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 9 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 10 days of your self-drive road trip in Ireland. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 10-day vacation in Ireland and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland today!

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 3 nights
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 2 nights
Blennerville
Cashel
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
Bunratty
Cahir

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Photo of Phoenix park with a beautiful view, Dublin, Ireland.Phoenix Park
St Stephen's GreenSt Stephen's Green
Dublin CastleDublin Castle
Photo of the entrance to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix park, Dublin. Opened in 1831 it covers an area of 28 hectares in the heart of Dublin City.Dublin Zoo
Photo of the St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland.St Patrick's Cathedral
Photo of Guinness Storehouse, Popular Tourist Attraction in Dublin, Ireland.Guinness Storehouse
Photo of Greenhouse in The National Botanic Garden in Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland.National Botanic Gardens
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
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
Irish Whiskey Museum, Royal Exchange A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandIrish Whiskey Museum
photo of A southeast view of Synod Hall, Dublin, Irland.Dublinia
photo of Natural History Museum Dublin, Ireland.Natural History Museum
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
photo of King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
photo of National museum of Ireland situated in the former Collins barracks, Dublin, IrlandNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo ofThe Iveagh Gardens designed in mid-19th century by Ninian Niven, Dublin, IrelandIveagh Gardens
Trinity College Dublin, Mansion House A ED, Dublin, Dublin 2, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandTrinity College Dublin
photo of Poulnabrone dolmen .Poulnabrone dolmen
Conor Pass
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
photo of Muckross Abbey in county kerry, Ireland .Muckross Abbey
photo of Blennerville Windmill .Blennerville Windmill
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
Arthur's Quay Park, Prior's-Land, Custom House, The Metropolitan District of Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, IrelandArthur's Quay Park
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
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 – Killarney - arrival day

  • Killarney - Arrival day
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  • Muckross Abbey
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Ireland begins when you reach Killarney, where you’ll stay for a total of 3 nights.

Killarney is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Muckross Abbey. Around 1,866 visitors have rated this fascinating abbey and travel destination an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Killarney offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is The Mad Monk by Quinlans. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 361 customers.

Hannigans Bar, Restaurant & Rooftop Balcony serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Killarney has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 608 reviews.

The Shire Bar & Cafe is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,394 customers, The Shire Bar & Cafe is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Killarney looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at John M. Reidy, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,292 reviews.

Courtney's Bar offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Killarney. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 538 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Jimmy Brien's. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 126 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Ireland! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Killarney, Blennerville, and Kenmare

  • Killarney
  • Blennerville
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Drive 170 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Torc Mountain
  • Muckross House
  • Ross Castle
  • Blennerville Windmill
  • Conor Pass
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you’ll explore the area around Killarney, where you’ll be staying for another 2 nights. With so many fun and inspiring experiences to offer, a tour of Killarney will make you fall even more in love with the city and uniqueness of Ireland.

One of the city’s best travel destinations is a fascinating castle, the stunning Ross Castle. Around 7,141 visitors rated their experience at this well-known attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Gain a one-of-a-kind experience on your unhurried and relaxed road trip across Ireland by joining a traveler-approved tour in Killarney. Tours offer an opportunity to get to know more about Killarney and the unique culture of the country.

There are so many fun and eye-opening activities to try out in Killarney that will make your self-drive tour in Ireland more memorable. Check out all the most recommended and top-rated tour options in the city of Killarney to find the best options for you!

After satisfying your wanderlust, you’ll head to your accommodation in the city of Killarney for some rest and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the local food culture of Ireland by eating at one of the best restaurants in Killarney.

With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 760 customers, the dining experience O'Connors Traditional Pub offers is the perfect complement to your relaxed road trip in Ireland.

Kitty O’Se’s Seafood and Grill Restaurant is another pleasant place to eat in Killarney. This restaurant offers a menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 403 customers.

If you’re looking for a restaurant that locals enjoy, check out O'Donoghue Public House and try their flavorful menu. This local favorite has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 345 customers.

When you’re in the mood for an after-dinner drink, visit one of the best bars in the city. At Paddy Sheehan The Grand Bar & Niteclub, you can relax or make friends with locals and fellow travelers. This bar in Killarney is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 897 customers.

Get cozy and have fun because this is what your relaxed road trip in Ireland is all about!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Killarney, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Cashel
  • Cahir
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Drive 319 km, 4 hours 10 min

  • Cahir Castle
  • Brú Ború Heritage Centre
  • Rock of Cashel
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Day 3 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Ireland gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Dublin, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 4 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Brú Ború Heritage Centre is waiting for you. This must-see tourist destination has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 187 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Rock of Cashel. This unique castle is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,510 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Ireland. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Dublin. In Dublin, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Ireland.

After a long day of driving and exploring along your relaxed road trip route, sitting down for a well-cooked restaurant meal in Cahir is an excellent idea.

A popular restaurant we recommend you try is Merchant's Arch, one of the best restaurants in Cahir. With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,988 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Merchant's Arch.

Locals also recommend The Brazen Head as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at The Brazen Head as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,980 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at The Stags Head. The Stags Head is another of the most popular places to eat in Cahir. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,691 customers.

Take a stroll around the area, head back to your accommodation for the night, or continue your evening at one of the best-rated bars in the city.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Light House Cinema. Light House Cinema is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 3,744 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Ireland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 14 km, 45 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Dublinia
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
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On day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Phoenix Park. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,298 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Dublinia. This museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 37,298 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,563 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 4 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Chapter One Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 849 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Bank on College Green, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Bank on College Green is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by 4,043 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Café en Seine. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,282 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 4 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 11 min

  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
  • More

On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Ha'penny Bridge. This incredible footbridge has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,278 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful Dublin Castle. This top-tier point of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,278 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible St Patrick's Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,169 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Guinness Storehouse. This tourist attraction is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.4 out of 5 stars from 19,154 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History. This amazing site is a wonderful art museum with more than 5,309 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 313,790 people who do so each year.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 5 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,660 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Mr Fox, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Mr Fox is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 690 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Porterhouse Temple Bar. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,884 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 14 km, 1 hour 29 min

  • Iveagh Gardens
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Natural History Museum
  • National Botanic Gardens
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Dublin at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Dublin, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Iveagh Gardens. This incredible urban park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 3,956 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Dublin, the wonderful St Stephen's Green. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,956 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This national museum has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,321 visitors. Up to 370,965 people visit this popular attraction each year.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Natural History Museum. This national museum is sought after by many travelers from around the world, or more than 108,615 people annually. The popular attraction has received 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,874 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous National Botanic Gardens. This amazing site is a wonderful botanical garden with more than 15,718 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Dublin itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Dublin. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,719 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at PHX Bistro, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. PHX Bistro is rated 4.7 stars out of 5 by 1,038 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended The Vintage Kitchen. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 911 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Dublin and unwind at the coolest bars in the city.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin and Galway

  • Galway
  • Dublin
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Drive 210 km, 2 hours 45 min

  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Book of Kells
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Eyre Square
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Day 7 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Ireland will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Ireland, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

You’ll begin your day and sightseeing in Dublin, and continue your explorations in the city of Galway. The charming Galway is where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Dublin, where you will see the amazing Irish Whiskey Museum. This famous museum has an impressive 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 6,081 people.

While leisurely driving around the city, you can also spend some of your precious time at the incredible Molly Malone Statue. The amazing Molly Malone Statue is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,774 travelers.

You can also go sightseeing at the popular Book of Kells. This codex that receives 4.4 visitors every year is a spectacular travel destination rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,299 travelers.

Another travel hotspot we highly recommend is the outstanding Trinity College Dublin. Approximately 4,032 people approve of the incredible Trinity College Dublin in reviews, which led to its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Dublin than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring the city of Dublin, it’s time to hit the road again and continue your relaxed road trip to another city in Ireland, the lovely Galway!

In Galway, you’ll find the magnificent Eyre Square. This popular square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,114 visitors.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of Galway for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in Ireland, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Galway.

We highly recommend going to The Front Door Pub. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,692 customers.

Another great restaurant option is O'Connell's Bar Galway. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,659 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated Zappis Restaurant. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 505 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Galway and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out Tigh Neachtain for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,561 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is The Crane Bar. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,098 customers.

You may also try O'Connor's Famous Pub, another top-rated bar in the city. About 1,806 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Let’s toast to day 7 of your laid-back self-drive in Galway! Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Galway

  • Galway
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Drive 2 km, 35 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Spanish Arch
  • Galway City Museum
  • More

On day 8 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, you'll explore the best attractions in Galway at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Galway, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. This incredible catholic cathedral has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,556 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Ireland by seeing another popular site in Galway, the wonderful Great Escape Rooms. This top-tier point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,556 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible The Latin Quarter. This must-see tourist destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,096 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Spanish Arch. This best-rated sightseeing destination is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.2 out of 5 stars from 5,753 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Galway City Museum. This amazing site is a wonderful city museum with more than 2,232 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars. By visiting this attraction, you’ll be one of the 161,558 people who do so each year.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 8 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Ireland. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Galway itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Ireland extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Galway. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, A Púcán. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,188 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at The Skeff Bar, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. The Skeff Bar is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 3,056 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Kai Restaurant. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,177 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Galway and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Caribou. This vibrant bar is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 979 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Taaffes Bar. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,455 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Monroe's Tavern. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Monroe's Tavern has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,993 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 8 of your relaxed road trip across Ireland, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Galway, Bunratty, Limerick, and Killarney

  • Killarney
  • Bunratty
  • Limerick
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Drive 233 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Poulnabrone dolmen
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • King John's Castle
  • Arthur's Quay Park
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On day 9 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Ireland. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Ireland.

As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Bunratty. You’ll spend 1 night in Killarney.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the region has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the region is the remarkable Poulnabrone dolmen. This dolmen and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.5 over 5 stars from 2,978 visitors.

Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Ireland, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Ireland and discover the wonderful Bunratty.

While in Bunratty, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. This park and popular site has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 12,442 reviews.

This travel spotis a go-to place in Bunratty.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Ireland comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Killarney. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Killarney, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Killarney. Check out Danny Mann Pub, a top choice in Ireland due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Killarney restaurant to try is a local favorite, Café Du Parc.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Murphys Bar, Restaurant & Townhouse Killarney is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Killarney has a score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,665 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Killarney.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Ireland with a toast at a top-rated bar in Killarney!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Killarney - departure day

  • Killarney - Departure day
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  • Killarney National Park
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Day 10 of your relaxed road trip in Ireland is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Killarney.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Killarney once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Ireland on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Killarney National Park is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Killarney. This top sight is a popular park, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 10,587 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 10 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Killarney or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at Rob's Ranch House Killarney. Dining at Rob's Ranch House Killarney is one of the best food experiences you can have in Killarney. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 881 customers.

Another top recommendation in Killarney is Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder. If you go to Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, you can expect delicious food, a nice ambiance, and great service. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 766 customers.

Alternatively, you could also go to a place like Porterhouse Restaurant. If you haven’t yet, a trip to Porterhouse Restaurant is your opportunity to have a lovely meal before leaving the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,244 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Killarney and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 10-day relaxed road trip in Ireland is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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