7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

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 13th (Thu): wander the streets of Grafton Street, shop like a local with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then make a trip to Temple Bar, and finally explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway journey tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.