8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Galway
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Portland

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.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation site .

Rome, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Dublin. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in October, with highs in Dublin at 57°F and lows at 45°F. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toGalway.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

2
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, walk around Eyre Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and make a trip to Quay Street.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

4
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Molly Malone Statue, The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and other attractions. See even more of Dublin: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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