27 days in Ireland & Lisbon Itinerary

27 days in Ireland & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 10 nights
Train + Taxi:  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.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Kevin & Howlin. Step out of the city life by going to Celtic Rider and Royal Dublin Golf Club. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to The Island Golf Club (in Donabate) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, stop by Temple Bar, and see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planning website.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Celtic Rider, The Island Golf Club
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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.
Do your shopping at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and Kenmare Soap Shop. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kinsale Regional Museum and Titanic Experience Cobh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe), Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery, Kinsale Silver, &more) and Killarney National Park (in Killarney). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre, hunt for treasures at Mother Jones Flea Market, and examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Dublin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Burren Perfumery and OMG Zhivago. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Fanore Beach (in Fanore). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galway tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Burren Perfumery, Doughmore Bay, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Lahinch Beach, 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque. Get a sense of the local culture at Belém Tower and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Praia do Magoito). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Rossio Square, and have a few drinks at Port and Douro Wines Institute.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary website.

Getting from Galway to Lisbon by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or fly. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow 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