11 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

11 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

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11 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Killiney Hill, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Oscar Wilde, and finally stop by Celtic Whiskey Shop. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Kildare Gallery, then relax in the rural setting at Clonfert Pet Farm, then identify plant and animal life at Wallaby Woods Donadea, and finally contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair).

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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. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Dublin is 6 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in July, you will find days in Dublin are colder (68°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Maynooth, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Wallaby Woods Donadea, Hill of Tara (Temair), Bray Head
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Bray Head ©
Bray Head
Hill of Tara (Temair) ©
Hill of Tara (Temair)
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre ©
Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dromoland Castle and Quin Abbey. Get outdoors at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park and Lahinch Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Hag's Head (in Liscannor), Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and stroll through Coole Park.

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Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Liscannor, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Dromoland Castle, Lahinch Golf Club, Royal Abbey of Cong
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Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glengarriff Nature Reserve and Uragh Stone Circle. Head to Skellig Gift Store and Norman McCloskey Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Explore Kenmare's surroundings by going to Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs) and Cahersiveen (Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church & Leacanabuaile Fort). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Glengariff Woods, tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kenmare tour itinerary planner .

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, daytime highs in Kenmare are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Glengarriff, Uragh Stone Circle, Ballinskelligs Beach, Skellig Gift Store
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:
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Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Ring of Kerry Golf Club
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

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