6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by Smithwick's Retail Store.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning tool.

Cork to Kilkenny is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Shopping
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, look for gifts at Parade, and then take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then don't miss a visit to Killadoon Standing Stone, then experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport road trip website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. January in Westport sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

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Joyce Country Sheepdogs ©
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally delve into the distant past at Carran Medieval Church. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway day trip tool.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Galway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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