Affordable 12-Day Relaxed Ireland Road Trip Vacation from Cork to Galway, and Dublin

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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Experience affordable leisure in Cork, Glanmire, Blarney, Galway, Kinvarra, Dublin, Curragha, The Municipal District of Trim, Glendalough, Enniskerry, The Municipal District of Bray, Swords, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir on this 12-day road trip. Enjoy the freedom to wander across Ireland at your own pace, soaking in the scenic views and charming pit stops along the way.

Explore Ireland for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap Ireland travel package promises an exhilarating 12-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 Cork, 1 night in Galway, and 8 nights in Dublin. 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 Cork, 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 journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for its exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in Ireland, complementing your relaxed road trip experience.

Enjoy strolling through Ireland's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Ireland.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 12-day vacation in Ireland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 11 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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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Swords
Trim
 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork / 2 nights
Glendalough
Enniskerry
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 1 night
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
Cashel
Bray
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 / 8 nights
Curragha
Glanmire
Cahir
Dundrum

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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 Tayto Park is an amusement park in Ireland, based on the Irish potato crisp brand Tayto. It is located in the townland of Kilbrew, in County Meath.Emerald Park
Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide Demesne, Malahide-West ED, Malahide ED, Fingal, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandMalahide Castle & Gardens
Photo of Ruins of the medieval old huge cathedral among tombstones on Rock of Cashel, Ireland.Rock of Cashel
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Photo of the Book of Kells exhibition at the library of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.Book of Kells
Photo of exterior view of the National Museum of Ireland .National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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 beautiful Christ Church in the city center, Dublin.Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
Photo of Marlay Park, Marlay House and farmer's market, Dublin, Ireland.Marlay Park
Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ballinastoe, Calary ED, The Municipal District of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandWicklow Mountains National Park
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
photo of Trim Castle .
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 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 National museum of Ireland situated in the former Collins barracks, Dublin, IrlandNational Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
Glendalough monastic site aerial view. Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Glendalough Cathedral
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
People's Park, Glasthule, Dun Laoghaire-Glasthule ED, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandPeople's Park
photo ofThe Iveagh Gardens designed in mid-19th century by Ninian Niven, Dublin, IrelandIveagh Gardens
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
photo of view of Knowth tumulus in the historical area of Brú na Bóinne, Irland.Brú na Bóinne
Killiney Hill Park, Scalpwilliam, Killiney ED, Dalkey Hill ED, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandKilliney Hill Park
photo of The 40 Foot natural swimming pool in South Dublin, Ireland.Forty Foot
photo of view of MTU Kerry North Campus, Tralee, Cork, Ireland.Munster Technological University
Bray Seafront
Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Dunleary, Dun Laoghaire-West Central ED, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, IrelandDún Laoghaire Harbour Police
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Great Escape Rooms, Townparks, St Nicholas, Galway City, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandGreat Escape Rooms
photo of view of Cork, Ireland. The north channel River Lee and St Patrick's Bridge, Cork, Irland.St Patrick's Bridge
photo of view of Aerial view of Oranmore Castle 800 year old national monument, Cork, Irland.National Monument
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 – Cork - arrival day

  • Cork - Arrival day
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  • St Patrick's Bridge
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Your relaxed road trip through Ireland starts when you reach the incredible city of Cork, where you'll stay for 1 night. You'll pick up your rental car in Cork and begin your adventure in Ireland.

Cork is a popular cheap holiday destination in Ireland with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in Ireland, Cork 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.

One thing you have to know about Cork is that this city is an outstanding hub for culture, exploration, and relaxation. When you're ready to begin your tour of the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Cork.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to St Patrick's Bridge. This bridge is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 608 reviews.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Cork. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to The Woodford, 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 Greenes Restaurant - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Izz Cafe promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Visit Impala, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. The Shelbourne Bar serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Cork. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is The Oval.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Cork, Glanmire, Blarney, and Galway

  • Galway
  • Cork
  • Glanmire
  • Blarney
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Drive 224 km, 3 hours 35 min

  • Fitzgerald's Park
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Munster Technological University
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Blarney Stone
  • More

On day 2 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Cork, Glanmire, and Blarney. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Galway, where you'll stay for 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Fitzgerald's Park is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,236 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Cork City Gaol. This prison has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,984 travelers.

Upon reaching Glanmire, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Kick off the day at Munster Technological University, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This technological university is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 3,437 reviews.

Set your GPS to Blarney and hit the road. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Blarney beckons with new experiences!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Blarney Castle & Gardens. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 10,871 reviews.

Continue your journey at Blarney Stone. This stone is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,888 travelers from near and far.

Galway 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.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Galway. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

Discover the heart of Galway through its culinary scene, starting with The Front Door Pub. 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 Creamery Cafe, Ice Cream, Bistro, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Busker Brownes, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Visit The Dew Drop Inn, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. Freeney's Bar serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Galway. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is Tigh Neachtain.

Seize the night and embrace the freedom of your leisurely road trip escapade through Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Galway, Kinvarra, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Galway
  • Kinvarra
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Drive 241 km, 3 hours 16 min

  • Eyre Square
  • Great Escape Rooms
  • Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
  • Spanish Arch
  • Dunguaire Castle
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Day 3 of your road trip across Ireland offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Galway, and Kinvarra. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Dublin, where you'll stay for 8 nights.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Eyre Square, a remarkable square where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,318 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Great Escape Rooms. This sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,221 travelers.

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway is another must-visit attraction. This renowned catholic cathedral offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,704 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 5,825 reviews.

Set your GPS to Kinvarra and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 34 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Kinvarra beckons with new experiences!

Journey into the unknown at Dunguaire Castle, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 4,888 reviews.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Dublin, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Start your flavor-filled journey at Peadar Kearney's Pub, featuring local favorites at reasonable prices. Looking for a taste of the unexpected? The Lotts Cafe Bar offers delightful dishes and desserts. If you’re seeking a cozy setting and satisfying meal, Merchant's Arch is the perfect spot for you!

Mulligan's offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Dublin, check out John Kavanagh The Gravediggers. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Cassidy's.

Have a toast to celebrate your relaxing road trip vacation in Ireland! Make every second of your affordable travels in Dublin count!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Dublin, The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, Curragha, and The Municipal District of Trim

  • Dublin
  • Curragha
  • Trim
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Drive 157 km, 2 hours 42 min

  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Emerald Park
  • More

Ready for day 4 of your road trip vacation in Ireland? Discover more of Dublin and beyond on this leg of your journey. Explore more top attractions, dive into new cultures, and enjoy unique experiences. Today is all about maximizing your 7 nights in this vibrant destination!

When you arrive in The Municipal District of Laytown — Bettystown, it's time to take a break from the road.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Brú na Bóinne. This archaeological site is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,949 reviews.

Set your GPS to The Municipal District of Trim and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 31 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. The Municipal District of Trim beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at Tayto Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This amusement park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 14,403 reviews.

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 Trim. This drive usually takes around 31 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Trim Castle, a remarkable castle where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 6,224 reviews.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Dublin and your accommodation.

Savor the culinary delights of Dublin, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Taste Food Company, 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 Sophie's Restaurant, Bar & Terrace - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, The Confession Box promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

If you’re not ready to call it a day, pop into Bruxelles, considered one of the best bars in Dublin. You can also enjoy drinks at Light House Cinema, known for its fun atmosphere. Alternatively, go to Bowe's Lounge Bar, a favorite spot for both tourists and residents of Dublin.

Cheers for a relaxing road trip vacation in Ireland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Dublin!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Dublin, Glendalough, Wicklow, The Municipal District of Bray, and Enniskerry

  • Dublin
  • Glendalough
  • Enniskerry
  • Bray
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Drive 148 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Glendalough Cathedral
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Bray Seafront
  • More

On day 5 of your affordable vacation in Ireland, you’ll start and end your day in Dublin, but spend some time exploring destinations outside the city. With 6 nights left in Dublin, you'll have enough time to check out top-rated restaurants and try out unique activities that will enhance your road trip experience.

Set your GPS to Glendalough and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 11 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Glendalough beckons with new experiences!

Drop by the renowned Glendalough Cathedral. This popular church building has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,115 visitors.

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

Make Wicklow Mountains National Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 7,625 reviews.

Set your GPS to The Municipal District of Bray and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 15 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. The Municipal District of Bray beckons with new experiences!

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Powerscourt Waterfall. This waterfall is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,433 reviews.

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

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Dublin. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at The Brazen Head, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Bewley's Grafton Street is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to The Shack Restaurant Temple Bar, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

The Bridge 1859 offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices. When you're in the mood for a classic drink or something more adventurous, The Dame Tavern is the perfect place. For a unique experience, visit Mary's Bar & Hardware, known for its vibrant atmosphere and offerings that suit every palate.

Seize the night and embrace the freedom of your leisurely road trip escapade through Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Dublin, and Swords

  • Dublin
  • Swords
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Drive 50 km, 1 hour 42 min

  • Malahide Castle & Gardens
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublinia
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin
  • Phoenix Park
  • More

Day 6 of your exciting road trip across Ireland is proof that there's more to this country than meets the eye. Today's agenda is to explore Dublin and its neighboring areas. Expect amazing attractions, a great dining experience, and a wonderful time discovering the daily lives of locals with 5 nights left in Dublin.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Dublin Castle. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,657 visitors.

When you’re finished at Dublin Castle, head to Dublinia. This one-of-a-kind museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 5,897 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 9,634 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Phoenix Park. This park is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 37,460 visitors.

Swords’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Dublin behind. This drive usually takes around 28 min. Swords welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Malahide Castle & Gardens. This extraordinary point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 14,383 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Dublin and your accommodation.

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

After a day of exploring, unwind at the popular SOLE Seafood & Grill, serving up a tempting array of dishes that are well-loved by budget-savvy travelers. Kehoes Pub is another great hotspot for culinary gems. If you’re into something unique but crafted with care and creativity, then head to The Cobblestone.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Dublin, John Fallon's "The Capstan Bar".

Cast your cares aside and enjoy the liberating experience of your laid-back, budget-friendly road trip through Ireland.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 10 km, 54 min

  • Book of Kells
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Ha'penny Bridge
  • National Botanic Gardens
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Day 7 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Dublin, 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 Dublin, with 4 nights to stay in the area.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Book of Kells. This codex is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13,760 visitors.

Irish Whiskey Museum is another popular attraction you could visit today. This museum has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 6,247 visitors.

Molly Malone Statue is also highly recommended by travelers. This sightseeing destination has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,943 visitors.

Ha'penny Bridge is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This footbridge is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,413 reviews.

Another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today is National Botanic Gardens. This botanical garden has received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 15,941 travelers.

Make your vacation in Ireland more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in Ireland and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

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.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Stags Head, 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 Chapter One Restaurant - 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 The Bank on College Green, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Cheers for a relaxing road trip vacation in Ireland! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Dublin!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Dublin Zoo
  • National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
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Day 8 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in Ireland. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Dublin! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Dublin and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 3 nights in the area.

Journey into the unknown at Dublin Zoo, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable zoo has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,781 reviews. Every year, Dublin Zoo welcomes more than 1,105,005 curious visitors.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History is a recommended place to visit. This art museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 5,393 reviews. Based on recent data, the attraction hosts 313,790 visitors per year.

Another must-see attraction in Dublin is Guinness Storehouse. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,378 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Dublin offers an experience you will remember.

St Patrick's Cathedral is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Dublin. This anglican or episcopal cathedral promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.5 out of 5 stars in 21,374 reviews.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

Savor the culinary delights of Dublin, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Quays offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Keoghs Cafe. Or, try Café en Seine, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Have a toast to celebrate your relaxing road trip vacation in Ireland! Make every second of your affordable travels in Dublin count!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Dublin

  • Dublin
  • More

Drive 6 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Iveagh Gardens
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
  • Natural History Museum
  • More

On day 9 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in Ireland, you’ll go deep into Dublin and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the city of Dublin — 2 nights.

Make Iveagh Gardens one of your first sightseeing stops in Dublin. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,024 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

St Stephen's Green 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 29,869 reviews.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to drop by National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This national museum has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,538 visitors. Up to 370,965 people travel to this site annually.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to Natural History Museum and find out why 108,615 people visit this spot every year. A trip to this popular national museum is also your opportunity to see if it lives up to the reputable 4.5 out of 5-star rating as given by 5,974 previous visitors.

Another top place to visit is National Gallery of Ireland. This art gallery enjoys an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 14,801 local and international travelers.

Take the opportunity to embark on a unique experience in Dublin. You’ll be excited to learn that there are plenty of easy to challenging tour options you can choose from and add to this cheap vacation package.

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

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, The Winding Stair offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Mayfield Restaurant, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Cast your cares aside and enjoy the liberating experience of your laid-back, budget-friendly road trip through Ireland.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Dublin, Dundrum, and Dún Laoghaire

  • Dublin
  • Dundrum
  • Dún Laoghaire
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Drive 50 km, 2 hours 11 min

  • Marlay Park
  • Forty Foot
  • Killiney Hill Park
  • Dún Laoghaire Harbour Police
  • People's Park
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Get ready for another thrilling road trip adventure both in and around Dublin on day 10 of your affordable vacation in Ireland. You’ll continue your stay in Dublin for an additional 1 night. Explore more top attractions in Ireland, immerse yourself in diverse cultures, and enjoy unique experiences!

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dublin and set your GPS to Dundrum. 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 33 min. Upon reaching Dundrum, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Journey into the unknown at Marlay Park, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 8,367 reviews.

Dún Laoghaire’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Dundrum behind. This drive usually takes around 28 min. Dún Laoghaire welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Forty Foot is a great place to start. This promontory is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,373 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Killiney Hill Park. This park has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4,391 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Dún Laoghaire Harbour Police. The point of interest has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,180 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting People's Park. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,465 reviews.

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

A cheap, budget vacation in Dublin should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Dublin, try some of our top recommendations.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Bar Italia ristorante, 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 Slattery's - 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 Darkey Kelly's, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Have a toast to celebrate your relaxing road trip vacation in Ireland! Make every second of your affordable travels in Dublin count!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Dublin, Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, Cahir, and Cork

  • Cork
  • Kilkenny
  • Cashel
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Drive 288 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Kilkenny Castle Park
  • Kilkenny Castle
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Brú Ború Heritage Centre
  • Cahir Castle
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On day 11 of your cheap holiday travels in Ireland, you’ll tour 3: Kilkenny, The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, and Cahir. You'll stay in Cork for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

Kilkenny’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Dublin behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 34 min. Kilkenny welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Kilkenny Castle. This extraordinary schloss country house museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,966 visitors.

Next, make your way to Kilkenny Castle. This schloss country house museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 11,597 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Kilkenny, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel may take around 54 min. Upon your arrival in The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Drop by the renowned Rock of Cashel. This popular castle has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,650 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Brú Ború Heritage Centre. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 189 visitors, this sightseeing destination deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of The Municipal District of Cahir — Cashel, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cahir may take around 16 min. Upon your arrival in Cahir, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Cahir Castle. This castle is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Cahir, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,177 visitors.

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

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Cork, 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 South County Bar & Café, Douglas, 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 Liberty Grill - 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 Canty's Bar, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

Free your mind of worries as you enjoy the taste of freedom on your laid-back, budget-friendly adventure across Ireland.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Cork - departure day

  • Cork - Departure day
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  • National Monument
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It’s soon time to say goodbye to Ireland as your leisurely vacation is about to end. Day 12 is your departure day and your last chance to make the most of your affordable travels in Cork.

Explore local shops for souvenirs to remember your trip or find unique gifts for loved ones.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Cork is the remarkable National Monument. This monument and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 461 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 12 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Cork or just grab something light to keep you going.

As you prepare to bid farewell to Cork, why not indulge in one last culinary delight at Dan Lowrey's Tavern, where you can enjoy a satisfying and budget-friendly meal? Alternatively, Ziggys Bar features a variety of signature dishes to suit every taste, budget, and occasion. For those seeking a taste of flavorful delights, Luigi Malones Cork is a highly recommended spot.

You’ll then say farewell to Cork and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable slow-paced adventures in Ireland!

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