7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then tee off at Old Head Golf Links. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Church Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then steep yourself in history at James Fort, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale attractions planner .

Getting from Dublin to Kinsale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Birthplace of Michael Collins, Old Church Cemetery
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get outside with Beauty Of The Burren Walks, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, then stop by Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, and finally get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Doolin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Burren Exposure, Kenny Woollen Mills Shop
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 24th (Tue), cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Galway online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

1
night
Dublin

Dublin
For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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