7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Oughterard
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dingle
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
End: Dublin


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3
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then take a stroll through Grafton Street. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, and finally stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway tour planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oughterard.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

2
nights
Oughterard

Oughterard ©
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. On the 30th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Spiddal Craft & Design Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Quiet Man Bridge, steep yourself in history at Glengowla Mines, then explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Oughterard takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Oughterard

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, The Quiet Man Museum, Connemara Marble Visitor's Center
Highlights from your plan
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios ©
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
The Quiet Man Museum ©
The Quiet Man Museum

few
hours
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the galleries of Fiadh Woven Design and then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle journey builder site .

You can drive from Oughterard to Dingle in 4 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Fiadh Woven Design ©
Fiadh Woven Design

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