10 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

10 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

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10 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Saint Louis

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin. Head to National Gallery of Ireland and James Joyce Cultural Centrefor plenty of shopping. Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip maker app .

Saint Louis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Saint Louis to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 68°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sky Rd as well as Cliffs of Moher. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, make a trip to Quay Street, then look for gifts at Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galway online visit planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Sky Rd, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

2
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Norman McCloskey Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stone Circle and St. Patrick's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Garinish Island (in Glengarriff) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gleninchaquin Park, look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, head outdoors with Ring of Kerry, and take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kenmare driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Galway to Kenmare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In July in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Garinish Island, Ring of Kerry
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

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