9 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

9 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

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9 days in Dublin, County Galway & Kenmare Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Galway
— 3 nights
3
Kenmare
— 1 night
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Spend the 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with National Gallery of Ireland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dublin Zoo, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planning website .

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. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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 Cliffs of Moher. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Wormhole, then stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galway online travel route planner .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around 63°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Hazel Mountain Chocolates
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Hazel Mountain Chocolates ©
Hazel Mountain Chocolates

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night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), stop by Lorge Chocolatier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island, then experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Stone Circle. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Gleninchaquin Park, then shop like a local with Norman McCloskey Photography, and then steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare journey website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kenmare takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. July in Kenmare sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kenmare

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Staigue Fort, Garinish Island
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Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort