Cheap 14-Day Ireland Road Trip from Dublin to Kilkenny, Killarney, Limerick, Galway, and Sligo

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14 days & 13 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 nights included
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14 days included
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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 14-day cheap road trip in Ireland. Venture into the heart of Dublin, The Municipal District of Bray, Enniskerry, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Blarney, Cork, Killarney, Carrigtwohill, Cobh, Limerick, Bunratty, Menlo, Galway, Clifden, Kinvarra, Gort, Sligo, Letterkenny, The Municipal District of Trim, and Slane, 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 14-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 4 nights in Dublin, 1 night in Kilkenny, 2 nights in Killarney, 1 night in Limerick, 3 nights in Galway, and 2 nights in Sligo. 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 Dublin, 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 14-day vacation in Ireland. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 13 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, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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 Cork, Ireland. Fishing boats inside the port of Cobh. A city with colorful houses in Ireland.Cork
Limerick -  in IrelandLimerick / 1 night
Carrigtwohill
Glendalough
Photo of beautiful landscape of Killarney, a city of Ireland.Killarney / 2 nights
Enniskerry
Galway - city in IrelandGalway / 3 nights
Menlo
Blarney
Clifden
Photo of River Nore in Kilkenny in Ireland by Taylor Floyd MewsKilkenny / 1 night
Slane
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 / 4 nights
Bunratty
Gort
Photo of Colorful row houses with towering cathedral in background in the port town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland.Cobh
Photo of aerial view of Sligo Town, Ireland.Sligo / 2 nights
Photo of aerial view of Cathedral of St. Eunan and St. Columba in Letterkenny ,Co. Donegal Ireland.Letterkenny

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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
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Rinvyle ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandKylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Photo of view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset.Ha'penny Bridge
Photo of fountain depicting Galway Hookers in Eyre Square with Browne doorway in background in Galway, Ireland.Eyre Square
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Bunratty East, Drumline ED, Shannon Municipal District, County Clare, Munster, IrelandBunratty Castle & Folk Park
Photo of Fota Wildlife Park: giraffe being fed leaves, Ireland.Fota Wildlife 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
Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, Blarney ED, Blarney - Macroom, Cork, County Cork, Munster, IrelandBlarney Castle & Gardens
Powerscourt House & Gardens, Powerscourt Demesne, Enniskerry ED, The Municipal District of Bray, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandPowerscourt House & Gardens
Photo of Muckross House and gardens in National Park Killarney, Ireland.Muckross House
Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ballinastoe, Calary ED, The Municipal District of Wicklow, County Wicklow, Leinster, IrelandWicklow Mountains National Park
photo of view ofRoss Castle is a 15th-century tower house in County Kerry, Ireland.Ross Castle
Photo of view from Torc Mountain, Ireland.Torc Mountain
Majestic water cascade of Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland. Famous tourist atractions in co. Wicklow, Ireland.Powerscourt Waterfall
photo of Trim Castle .
Connemara National Park, Addergoole, Ballynakill ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandConnemara National Park
Glencar Waterfall, Largandoon, Glencar ED, Manorhamilton Municipal District, County Leitrim, Connacht, IrelandGlencar Waterfall
Spanish ArchSpanish Arch
Photo of Fitzgerald’s Park is on the Cork and was founded for the Cork Exhibition which was attended by Queen Victoria.Fitzgerald's Park
photo of King Johns Castle Limerick City .King John's Castle
Glendalough monastic site aerial view. Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Glendalough Cathedral
Glenveagh National Park, Derrylahan, Cross Roads ED, Glenties Municipal District, County Donegal, IrelandGlenveagh National Park
Dunguaire CastleDunguaire Castle
photo of view of Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, Ireland.Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway
photo of Blarney Castle, Co.Cork, Ireland, home of world famous Blarney Stone .Blarney Stone
Titanic Experience Cobh, Ballyvoloon, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandTitanic Experience Cobh
photo of view of Aillwee Cave, Ballycahill, Irland.Aillwee Cave
photo of view of 2nd May 2019, Slane, County Meath, Ireland. Slane Castle and Distillery, Irland.Slane Castle
Bray Seafront
photo of Front old City Gaol in County Cork. Republic of Ireland. Historic prison was built in 1824.Cork City Gaol
Spike Island Tours, Kilgarvan, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, IrelandSpike Island Tours
Walled Victorian Garden
photo of Galway City Museum Galway, Irland.Galway City Museum
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, Ballyraine, Letterkenny Rural ED, Letterkenny, County Donegal, IrelandArena 7 Entertainment Complex
photo of view of Coole Park, Gort, Irland.Coole Park
photo of Glenveagh Castle, Donegal in Northern Ireland. Beautiful park and garden in Glenveagh National Park, second largest park of the country. Gleann Bheatha in Irish languageGlenveagh Castle
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
"Deck of Cards" Houses, Ballyvoloon, Cobh Urban ED, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, Ireland"Deck of Cards" Houses
photo of Menlo castle in beautiful Ireland .Menlo Castle
Coole Park Nature Reserve
James Joyce Statue
Derrigimlagh Discovery Point, Ballinaboy, Errislannan ED, Conamara Municipal District, County Galway, Connacht, IrelandDerrigimlagh Discovery Point

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Day 1

Day 1 – Dublin - arrival day

  • Dublin - Arrival day
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  • Ha'penny Bridge
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Your exciting road trip through Ireland starts when you reach the incredible city of Dublin, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Dublin and begin your adventure in Ireland.

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

Kick off the day at Ha'penny Bridge, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This footbridge is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 13,278 reviews.

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.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Merchant's Arch, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is The Brazen Head, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss The Stags Head, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Light House Cinema is an excellent example of a great bar in Dublin offering drinks at reasonable prices.

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 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 16 min

  • National Botanic Gardens
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
  • St Stephen's Green
  • National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
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Day 2 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 2 nights to stay in the area.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to National Botanic Gardens. This extraordinary botanical garden is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 15,718 visitors.

Next, make your way to Guinness Storehouse. This top attraction is a tourist attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,154 visitors.

We also recommend a visit to St Patrick's Cathedral. This anglican or episcopal cathedral is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,169 travelers.

If you’re keen to keep exploring, visit St Stephen's Green. This highly recommended sightseeing destination has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 29,521 travelers.

Today is also your chance to spend some time at National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology. This national museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,321 travelers. It’s estimated that 370,965 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

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.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Ireland by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Dublin that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

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

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Ireland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Ireland!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Dublin

  • Dublin
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 4 min

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Dublin Castle
  • Molly Malone Statue
  • Book of Kells
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On day 3 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 — 1 night.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Phoenix Park, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 37,298 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Dublin Zoo. This zoo has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 25,663 travelers. Given the site's popularity, it’s easy to understand why more than 1,105,005 people visit it every year.

Dublin Castle is another must-visit attraction. This renowned point of interest offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 31,463 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 Molly Malone Statue. This well-loved point of interest boasts a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 11,774 reviews.

When there’s still energy left for exploring, Book of Kells awaits. If you’ve been interested in experiencing a codex, this is a top pick rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,299 previous visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Dublin. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Dublin offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in Ireland worth remembering for a lifetime.

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.

FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Mr Fox. Or, try Porterhouse Temple Bar, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

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 4

Day 4 – Dublin, The Municipal District of Bray, Enniskerry, Glendalough, and Wicklow

  • Kilkenny
  • Bray
  • Enniskerry
  • Glendalough
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Drive 220 km, 3 hours 56 min

  • Bray Seafront
  • Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Powerscourt Waterfall
  • Glendalough Cathedral
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
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On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 4 charming destinations — The Municipal District of Bray, Enniskerry, Glendalough, and Wicklow. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the town of Kilkenny, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Dublin and set your GPS to The Municipal District of Bray. 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 46 min. Upon reaching The Municipal District of Bray, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Bray Seafront. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 3,497 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Enniskerry. This car ride takes around 17 min.

Make Powerscourt House & Gardens your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 9,458 reviews.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Dublin, you’ll hit the road in the direction of The Municipal District of Bray. This drive usually takes around 46 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Powerscourt Waterfall, a remarkable waterfall where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 6,309 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.

Billy Byrnes Gastro Bar & Venue 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, Langtons Hotel Kilkenny offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Italian Connection, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

After your delicious meal, get a taste of the vibrant nightlife with a visit to Biddy Early´s, known for its inviting atmosphere. Tynans Bridge House Bar is another great option if you’re looking for a place to get the night started. Similarly, Ryans Bar provides a great setting to enjoy the night away.

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 5

Day 5 – Kilkenny, Blarney, Cork, and Killarney

  • Killarney
  • Blarney
  • Cork
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Drive 252 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Blarney Stone
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Cork City Gaol
  • Fitzgerald's Park
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On day 5 of your cheap holiday travels in Ireland, you’ll tour 2: Blarney and Cork. You'll stay in Killarney for 2 nights, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

When you’ve had your share of Kilkenny, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Blarney. Your travel time is around 1 hour 58 min.

Make Blarney Stone your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this stone an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 4,710 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Blarney Castle & Gardens. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,764 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Blarney, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Cork. This drive usually takes around 11 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Cork City Gaol. This extraordinary prison is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,919 visitors.

Next, make your way to Fitzgerald's Park. This top attraction is a park with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 5,170 visitors.

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

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

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at The Mad Monk by Quinlans, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Hannigans Bar, Restaurant & Rooftop Balcony is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to The Shire Bar & Cafe, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting John M. Reidy, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Courtney's Bar is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Jimmy Brien's also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across Ireland. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in Ireland!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Killarney, Carrigtwohill, and Cobh

  • Killarney
  • Carrigtwohill
  • Cobh
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Drive 218 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • "Deck of Cards" Houses
  • Titanic Experience Cobh
  • Spike Island Tours
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Ready for day 6 of your road trip vacation in Ireland? Discover more of Killarney 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 1 night in this vibrant destination!

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Carrigtwohill, 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 Killarney to Carrigtwohill may take around 1 hour 26 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival in Carrigtwohill, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Kick off the day at Fota Wildlife Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This zoo is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,379 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Carrigtwohill, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cobh may take around 9 min. Upon your arrival in Cobh, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to "Deck of Cards" Houses. This much-appreciated sightseeing destination is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars in 789 reviews.

Next up is Titanic Experience Cobh. This museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 4,120 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Spike Island Tours. This park has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,463 reviews.

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

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. Killarney has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at O'Connors Traditional Pub, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Kitty O’Se’s Seafood and Grill Restaurant is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to O'Donoghue Public House, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Paddy Sheehan The Grand Bar & Niteclub and try some of its cocktails and snacks.

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 7

Day 7 – Killarney and Limerick

  • Limerick
  • Killarney
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Drive 146 km, 3 hours 21 min

  • Muckross House
  • Killarney National Park
  • Torc Mountain
  • Ross Castle
  • King John's Castle
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Day 7 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 2 wonderful destinations — Killarney and Limerick. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Limerick, where you'll be spending 1 night.

Make Ross Castle your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this castle an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 7,141 reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Killarney, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Limerick may take around 1 hour 45 min. Upon your arrival in Limerick, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Take the opportunity to see King John's Castle. This attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 5,634 visitors.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Limerick, 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.

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at Collins Bar Dooradoyle, 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 Bobby Byrne'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 The Old Quarter GastroPub, where fantastic food and friendly service await!

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at South's Pub, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, The Glen Tavern offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Limerick. The Red Hen is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Limerick, Bunratty, Menlo, and Galway

  • Galway
  • Bunratty
  • Menlo
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Drive 172 km, 3 hours 15 min

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Aillwee Cave
  • Menlo Castle
  • Eyre Square
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Day 8 of your road trip across Ireland offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Bunratty, Menlo, and Galway. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Galway, where you'll stay for 3 nights.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bunratty. This drive usually takes around 18 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, a remarkable park where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 12,442 reviews.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Cliffs of Moher. This extraordinary cliff has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 32,664 visitors.

Next, make your way to Aillwee Cave. This show cave is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,904 reviews.

Set your GPS to Galway 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. Galway beckons with new experiences!

Make Menlo Castle one of your first sightseeing stops in Menlo. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 579 travelers, a visit to this local attraction makes for a great introduction to the area.

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.

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

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to The Front Door Pub, 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 O'Connell's Bar Galway - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Zappis Restaurant promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Tigh Neachtain, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, The Crane Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, O'Connor's Famous Pub provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – 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 9 means another chance to make the best memories in Galway. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Galway and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 2 nights left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,556 visitors.

When you’re finished at Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway, head to Great Escape Rooms. This one-of-a-kind point of interest is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 1,162 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit The Latin Quarter. This point of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,096 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, then consider a visit to Spanish Arch. This point of interest is a much-appreciated attraction with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 5,753 visitors.

To round off your sightseeing experience, make your way to Galway City Museum. This famous city museum welcomes around 161,558 visitors annually and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,232 travelers.

Visiting the most popular travel destinations in Ireland sometimes leaves you longing for more. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique and cheap tours to try out in Ireland. Ireland has something for everyone, and you can easily pick an activity you can add to your affordable vacation package. Check out all of the budget-friendly tours in Ireland that will fill you with new inspiration.

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, Galway 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 city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Discover the heart of Galway through its culinary scene, starting with A Púcán. 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 Skeff Bar, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Kai Restaurant, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

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.

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 10

Day 10 – Galway and Clifden

  • Galway
  • Clifden
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Drive 203 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Derrigimlagh Discovery Point
  • Walled Victorian Garden
  • Connemara National Park
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Day 10 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 town of Clifden! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Clifden and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 1 night in the area.

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.

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

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at The Dáil Bar Galway, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, Scotty's Burgers & Wings, Galway, Ireland. Is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to The Quays Bar and Restaurant, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Tigh Chóilí offers many snacks and liquors at different price points.

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Day 11

Day 11 – Galway, Kinvarra, Gort, and Sligo

  • Sligo
  • Kinvarra
  • Gort
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Drive 205 km, 2 hours 55 min

  • Dunguaire Castle
  • Coole Park
  • Coole Park Nature Reserve
  • More

Day 11 of your self-drive vacation in Ireland will take you to the town of Sligo, where you'll be staying for 2 nights. On your way to Sligo, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in Ireland, including Kinvarra and Gort.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Galway, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Kinvarra. This drive usually takes around 32 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Dunguaire Castle. Previous visitors have rated this point of interest an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 4,855 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Kinvarra, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Gort. Your travel time is around 15 min.

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

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

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

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Sligo, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the town'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.

Coach Lane Restaurant @ Donaghy's Bar offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to The Harp Tavern. Or, try Fiddlers Creek Restaurant & Bar, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Continue your lively evening at Foleys, a perfect place for winding down or revving up the night, depending on which mood you’re in. The Belfry Bar is another excellent bar that offers a great selection of drinks to suit any mood. If you prefer to go somewhere else, The Snug Bar ensures a night out tailored to your taste.

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Day 12

Day 12 – Sligo, Glenties Municipal District, and Letterkenny

  • Sligo
  • Letterkenny
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Drive 269 km, 4 hours

  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Arena 7 Entertainment Complex
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Day 12’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Glenties Municipal District, proving that cheap holidays in Ireland can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 1 night, to stay in Glenties Municipal District. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the region.

Your discovery of Glenties Municipal District does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Glenties Municipal District on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, Ireland.

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

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Hargadon Bros, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Rugantino, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss Knox, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Shoot the Crows and try some of its cocktails and snacks. Swagman Bar is another great place to hang out and unwind. If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit The Garavogue Bar, offering the perfect setting to unwind and savor the evening.

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

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Day 13

Day 13 – Sligo, Manorhamilton Municipal District, The Municipal District of Trim, Slane, and Dublin

  • Dublin
  • Trim
  • Slane
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Drive 271 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Glencar Waterfall
  • Slane Castle
  • More

On day 13 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across Ireland, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Manorhamilton Municipal District, The Municipal District of Trim, and Slane. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Dublin, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Manorhamilton Municipal District welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Glencar Waterfall. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 5,524 visitors.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Slane. This drive usually takes around 34 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 6,117 reviews.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Slane. This car ride takes around 34 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at Slane Castle. This castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,459 visitors.

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.

Make the most of your budget vacation in Ireland by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Dublin that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

Discover the heart of Dublin through its culinary scene, starting with The Old Storehouse Bar and Restaurant. 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 PHX Bistro, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore The Vintage Kitchen, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

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

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Day 14

Day 14 – Dublin - departure day

  • Dublin - Departure day
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  • James Joyce Statue
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Your budget road trip vacation in Ireland is about to end. Day 14 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Dublin.

Make the most of your final day in Ireland by visiting Dublin’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in Ireland. Take home a piece of Ireland with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Dublin is the remarkable James Joyce Statue. This point of interest and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 542 visitors.

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

As you prepare to bid farewell to Dublin, why not indulge in one last culinary delight at The Temple Bar Pub, where you can enjoy a satisfying and budget-friendly meal? Alternatively, Murray’s Pub features a variety of signature dishes to suit every taste, budget, and occasion. For those seeking a taste of flavorful delights, The Church Café, Late Bar & Restaurant is a highly recommended spot.

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

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