Cheap 11-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dingle to Limerick, Galway, Dublin, Kilkenny, and Cork

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11 days & 10 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 11-day cheap road trip in Ireland. Venture into the heart of Dingle, Killarney, Blennerville, Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Galway, The Municipal District of Trim, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire, Dundrum, Enniskerry, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, Cork, Carrigtwohill, and Blarney, where every mile is packed with value and excitement. Embrace the freedom of the open road and make memories that last a lifetime, all within your budget.

Explore Ireland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Ireland travel package promises an exhilarating 11-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 2 nights in Dingle, 1 night in Limerick, 2 nights in Galway, 3 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Kilkenny, and 1 night in Cork. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across Ireland and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in Ireland at the lowest price!

On arrival in Dingle, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in Ireland. Ireland offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in Ireland, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

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 affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 11-day vacation in Ireland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 10 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in Ireland with CDW insurance.

You can customize your Ireland travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in Ireland and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind Ireland's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in Ireland offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in Ireland with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in Ireland fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
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 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 1 night
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 1 night
Carrigtwohill
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney
Enniskerry
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 2 nights
Blarney
Photo of aerial view of Dun Laoghaire Pier ,Dublin, Ireland.Dún Laoghaire
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 1 night
Blennerville
Cashel
Kinvarra
Aerial view of Dublin city center at sunset with River Liffey and Samuel Beckett bridge in the middle. Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava.Dublin / 3 nights
Bunratty
Dingle / 2 nights
Cahir
Dundrum

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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 Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife Park
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 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
photo of Trim Castle .
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
photo of Cahir castle in county Tipperary, Ireland .Cahir Castle
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
photo of Newgrange .Newgrange
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 Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of The 40 Foot natural swimming pool in South Dublin, Ireland.Forty Foot
Conor Pass
photo of view of Cork Opera House, Cork, Irland.Cork Opera House
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower, Gardens, Kilkenny No.1 Urban, The Municipal District of Kilkenny City, County Kilkenny, Leinster, IrelandCathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
photo of Blennerville Windmill .Blennerville Windmill
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
The Latin Quarter, Townparks, Eyre Square, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandThe Latin Quarter
Rathbaun Farm, Rathbaun, Skehanagh ED, Loughrea Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandRathbaun Farm
Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dingle - arrival day

  • Dingle - Arrival day
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  • Conor Pass
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Your exciting road trip through Ireland starts when you reach the incredible town of Dingle, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Dingle and begin your adventure in Ireland.

Dingle is a popular cheap holiday destination in Ireland with something to offer every traveler. More than a town in Ireland, Dingle is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the town's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Dingle offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Ireland.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Dingle, Killarney, Blennerville, and Limerick

  • Limerick
  • Killarney
  • Blennerville
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Drive 225 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Blennerville Windmill
  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
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On day 2 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 2 charming destinations — Killarney and Blennerville. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Limerick, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Set your GPS to Killarney and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 39 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Killarney beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Ross Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,141 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Blennerville. This drive usually takes around 44 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Blennerville Windmill, a remarkable windmill where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,292 reviews.

After soaking in Blennerville’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 39 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.

Limerick offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Ireland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Limerick is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Start your foodie adventure at Collins Bar Dooradoyle, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Bobby Byrne's, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss The Old Quarter GastroPub, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at South's Pub, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere. Similarly, The Glen Tavern offers a vibrant space for indulging in well-crafted drinks and engaging conversation. You may also want to check out The Red Hen. This bar is a favorite among both locals and visitors looking for a delightful evening out filled with laughter and fun.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through Ireland with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Limerick, Bunratty, Kinvarra, Loughrea Municipal District, and Galway

  • Galway
  • Bunratty
  • Kinvarra
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Drive 176 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave
  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Rathbaun Farm
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On day 3 of your cheap holiday travels in Ireland, you’ll tour 3: Bunratty, Kinvarra, and Loughrea Municipal District. You'll stay in Galway for 2 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Drop by the renowned Cliffs of Moher. This popular cliff has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 32,664 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Aillwee Cave. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,904 visitors, this show cave deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Limerick and set your GPS to Bunratty. 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 18 min. Upon reaching Bunratty, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Drop by the renowned Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. This popular park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,442 visitors.

Upon your arrival in Kinvarra, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see Dunguaire Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,855 visitors.

While exploring Ireland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Galway has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Galway on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Galway, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Front Door Pub, where every bite is a flavor-packed adventure! With an enticing menu of affordable delights, this spot is a must-visit for foodies on a budget. Another hotspot worth exploring during your cheap getaway is O'Connell's Bar Galway - a local favorite and a top pick for mouthwatering delights. If you're eager to dine where the locals love, don't miss out on Zappis Restaurant, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Unwind after your meal by stepping into Tigh Neachtain. This venue is celebrated for its extensive drink selections and cozy vibes. Alternatively, The Crane Bar offers a dynamic and energetic atmosphere for a glass or two. Don’t overlook O'Connor's Famous Pub, another top-rated bar in the area.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 4

Day 4 – 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
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Day 4 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Galway, proving that cheap holidays in Ireland can be extraordinary. Have fun exploring the best places to visit in the city. At the end of the day, enjoy wining and dining at Galway, with 1 night to stay in the area.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, a remarkable catholic cathedral where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,556 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Great Escape Rooms. This point of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,162 travelers.

The Latin Quarter is another must-visit attraction. This renowned sightseeing destination offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,096 travelers, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Beyond the above-mentioned sites, you also have the opportunity to visit Spanish Arch. This well-loved point of interest boasts a 4.2 out of 5-star rating from 5,753 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, Galway City Museum awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing a city museum, this is a top pick rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,232 previous visitors. Each year, approximately 161,558 people travel to Galway to experience it.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in Ireland. To have the best affordable travel experience in Ireland, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in Ireland unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in Ireland.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Galway, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to A Púcán, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by The Skeff Bar - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Kai Restaurant promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Caribou offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices. When you're in the mood for a classic drink or something more adventurous, Taaffes Bar is the perfect place. For a unique experience, visit Monroe's Tavern, known for its vibrant atmosphere and offerings that suit every palate.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Galway!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Galway, The Municipal District of Trim, The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Trim
  • Galway
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Drive 280 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland
  • Newgrange
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Day 5 of your road trip across Ireland offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including The Municipal District of Trim, Galway, and The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Dublin, where you'll stay for 3 nights.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Galway and set your GPS to The Municipal District of Trim. 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 2 hours 3 min. Upon reaching The Municipal District of Trim, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Make Trim Castle your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,117 reviews.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. The Municipal District of Trim, 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 Galway to The Municipal District of Trim may take around 2 hours 3 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in The Municipal District of Trim, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Eyre Square. This square is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,114 visitors.

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland is another popular attraction you could visit today. This aquarium has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,396 visitors.

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 Laytown — Bettystown.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Newgrange. This passage tombs in ireland is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,321 reviews.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Dublin. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Dublin, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Dublin has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Discover the heart of Dublin through its culinary scene, starting with Merchant's Arch. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try The Brazen Head, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore The Stags Head, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

To truly maximize your evening out, consider visiting Light House Cinema after dinner. This bar is known for offering some of the best drinks and vibes in the city.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • St Stephen's Green
  • Dublin Castle
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • Guinness Storehouse
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Day 6’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Dublin, proving that cheap holidays in Ireland can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 2 nights, to stay in Dublin. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

Kick off the day at National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. Attracting approximately 370,965 visits every year, this attraction is a must-see. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 12,321 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit St Stephen's Green. St Stephen's Green is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 29,521 reviews.

Dublin Castle is another top attraction we highly recommend you visit today. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,463 visitors.

Beyond the attractions mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to visit St Patrick's Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,169 visitors.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Guinness Storehouse, a famous tourist attraction in Dublin. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,154 travelers.

For a truly remarkable cheap holiday experience in Dublin, join budget-friendly activities on this day of your vacation. Tours offer you a chance to take a closer look into Dublin and the culture of past or present-day Ireland.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Dublin is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Chapter One Restaurant, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? The Bank on College Green offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Café en Seine is the perfect spot for you!

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in Ireland!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 23 km, 1 hour 22 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 7 means another chance to make the best memories in Dublin. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Dublin and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 1 night left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Journey into the unknown at Phoenix Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,298 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Dublin Zoo is a recommended place to visit. This zoo is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 25,663 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 1,105,005 visitors per year.

Another must-see attraction in Dublin is Molly Malone Statue. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 11,774 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Dublin offers an experience you will remember.

Ha'penny Bridge is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Dublin. This footbridge promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,278 reviews.

Lastly, don't miss out on National Botanic Gardens. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,718 local and international travelers, it's a popular place to visit.

Ireland is a wonderful destination with so much to show and so many stories to tell. To have the most extraordinary time on your low-cost holiday in Ireland, consider adding tours to your affordable tour package to Ireland. Choose from many thrilling to laid back and budget-friendly excursions in Ireland that will add color and uniqueness to your adventure.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Dublin has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Mr Fox offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Porterhouse Temple Bar, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

A road trip vacation in Dublin can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in Ireland!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin, Dún Laoghaire, Wicklow, Dundrum, Enniskerry, and Kilkenny

  • Kilkenny
  • Dún Laoghaire
  • Dundrum
  • Enniskerry
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Drive 179 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Marlay Park
  • Forty Foot
  • Killiney Hill Park
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Day 8 of your road trip across Ireland is another proof that cheap holidays in Ireland can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 4 wonderful destinations — Dún Laoghaire, Wicklow, Dundrum, and Enniskerry. You’ll explore along your route leading to the town of Kilkenny, where you'll be spending 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Dundrum, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Dún Laoghaire. Your travel time is around 28 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Forty Foot. This promontory is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Dún Laoghaire, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,304 visitors.

Killiney Hill Park is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,347 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

Upon your arrival in Wicklow, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Wicklow Mountains National Park. This park is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Wicklow, with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,575 visitors.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Dundrum, 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 Dublin to Dundrum may take around 33 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Dundrum, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Marlay Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 8,107 reviews.

Kilkenny offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in Ireland. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the town.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in Ireland shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Kilkenny is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the town's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Billy Byrnes Gastro Bar & Venue, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? Langtons Hotel Kilkenny offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Italian Connection is the perfect spot for you!

Round off your dining experience by visiting Biddy Early´s, a prime location for a drink. Alternatively, explore the distinctive characteristics of Tynans Bridge House Bar, a bar catering to every mood and preference. Ryans Bar likewise offers a unique atmosphere, perfect for a memorable night out.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the town of Kilkenny!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork

  • Cork
  • Kilkenny
  • Cashel
  • Cahir
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Drive 159 km, 2 hours 34 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Cathedral Church of St Canice & Round Tower
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Cahir Castle
  • More

Day 9 of your self-drive vacation in Ireland will take you to the city of Cork, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Cork, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in Ireland, including Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Kilkenny, you’ll hit the road in the direction of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. This drive usually takes around 48 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,743 visitors.

Kilkenny Castle is another popular attraction you could visit today. This schloss country house museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,458 visitors.

St Canice's Cathedral is also highly recommended by travelers. This church has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,044 visitors.

After soaking in Kilkenny’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 48 min. When you arrive in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it's time to take a break from the road.

Make Rock of Cashel one of your first sightseeing stops in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,510 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel and set your GPS to Cahir. 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 17 min. Upon reaching Cahir, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Drop by the renowned Cahir Castle. This popular castle has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,042 visitors.

While exploring Ireland is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Cork has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Cork on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Cork offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in Ireland.

The Woodford offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Izz Cafe. Or, try Liberty Grill, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, The Shelbourne Bar stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, The Oval offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in Ireland!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Cork, Carrigtwohill, Blarney, and Dingle

  • Dingle
  • Carrigtwohill
  • Blarney
  • Cork
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Drive 203 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Cork Opera House
  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Fota Wildlife Park
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On day 10 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Carrigtwohill, Blarney, and Cork. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the town of Dingle, where you'll stay for 1 night.

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

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to Fota Wildlife Park. This much-appreciated zoo is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,379 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Blarney.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Blarney Stone. This stone is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,710 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Blarney Castle & Gardens. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,764 reviews.

Set your GPS to Carrigtwohill and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 32 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Carrigtwohill beckons with new experiences!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Cork Opera House. This opera house is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,841 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the town of Dingle. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Dingle, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Dingle, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the town's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in Ireland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the town of Dingle!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Dingle - departure day

  • Dingle - Departure day
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  • Dingle Lighthouse (Teach Solais an Daingin)
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Your budget road trip vacation in Ireland is about to end. Day 11 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Dingle.

As you approach the end of your journey in Ireland, take a moment for some retail therapy in Dingle’s celebrated shopping district. Thanks to your stay’s premier location, you can easily visit the town’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. Hold onto the magic of Ireland with these wonderful souvenirs, ensuring your memories never fade.

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

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

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