27 days in Ireland & Lisbon Itinerary

27 days in Ireland & Lisbon Itinerary

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27 days in Ireland & Lisbon Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 10 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

10
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grafton Street and Chester Beatty Library. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), The Island Golf Club (in Donabate) and Celtic Rider (in Kill). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, stop by Sheridans, buy something for everyone on your list at Fallon & Byrne, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celtic Rider, The Island Golf Club, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Get in touch with nature at Killarney National Park and Ring of Kerry Golf Club. For shopping fun, head to Kinsale Silver or Giles Norman Photography Gallery. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Kinsale Regional Museum, & more), Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Cobh Heritage Centre) and Kenmare Soap Shop (in Kenmare). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mother Jones Flea Market, look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre, and head off the coast to Spike Island.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Kenmare, Killarney National Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Do your shopping at Burren Perfumery and Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galway Arts Centre and Galway City Museum. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Fanore Beach (in Fanore), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, stop by OMG Zhivago, and look for all kinds of wild species at Doughmore Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip app .

You can drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Doughmore Bay, Fanore Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
For shopping fun, head to Chiado or Feira da Ladra. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Tile Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Praia do Magoito). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Jeronimos Monastery, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, and shop like a local with Rossio Square.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lisbon tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Lisbon in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Galway in June: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian ©
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

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