Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 사설토토추천사이트 ≪접속주소 : pwn22.com●가입코드:ctx12▶kakao:ctx2012
  2. 2 Paris Apartment
  3. 3 Ireland, public trans and my bicycle.
  4. 4 Where to Visit in Normandy & Brittany
  5. 5 Visit to France
  6. 6 two days in Nice
  7. 7 Milan airport--which one
  8. 8 New fast track
  9. 9 First time in Spain
  10. 10 Packing Champagne
  11. 11 St, Goar or Bacharach
  12. 12 Trip Report Three nights in the Italian Riviera: hiking in Camogli with day trips
  13. 13 Can only visit one (maybe two) cities. Which one?
  14. 14 Itinerary Help, Please!!!
  15. 15 Trip Report Once upon a time in Italy
  16. 16 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  17. 17 Private Driver in Malaga Spain
  18. 18 Christmas in Granada....food!
  19. 19 1st time to Europe
  20. 20 london or amsterdam
  21. 21 Arthritis treatment (Lisbon)
  22. 22 1 night in Algarve in January?
  23. 23 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  24. 24 14 days in Portugal with teens and Grandma
  25. 25 1 month destination for young family
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary help from Dublin to Galway

Jump to last reply

Hello,

We will have 9 dys in Ireland then head to London for 5 days. I assume we will fly from Boston to Dublin then we would loike to visit Galway. I am not even sure what airport we would fly out of to arrive in London.

How many days should we spend in Dublin? What should we do? and from there how many days should we spend in Gallway? Does anyone recommend stops along the way?

Also what is the best method of transportation from each spot? Bus, train?

Also any suggestions on where to stay in each city would greatly be appreciated.

Thank you

  • Report Abuse

    As the detail you provide is a little vague - are "we" two in number,are your interests of an outdoor or indoor nature, have you ruled out self-drive - here are a few things you might investigate as you plan your trip.
    Dublin itself has a very walkable centre, the south of the Liffey being better preserved with elegant Georgian squares like Merrion Sq., Fitzwilliam Sq. The hop-on hop-off tourist buses will get you to the majority of sites like Kilmainham Jail etc.
    The most popular day tours out of the city are to the monastic settlement in Glendalough and the ancient site at Newgrange in County Meath.
    Travel between Dublin and Galway is most conveniently done by train.
    The three main tourist must do's outside Galway are the Aran Islands, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare,plus Connemara,west of the city.
    Advising on accomodation is impossible without some clue as to your budget.

  • Report Abuse

    First of all, I think you might be better to fly into Shannon from Boston, hit Galway and then work your way to Dublin and fly to London from there.

    Are you planning to rent a car? At least from Galway to Dublin. The stops between those two places would need a car.

    You could catch a bus from Shannon to Galway and not have to drive that first jetlagged day. Spend the rest of day 1 up and walking about exploring Galway. From Galway you can take public trans. to Rosseveal and the ferry to the Aran Islands for a day trip. There are also day tours that explore Connemara from Galway, but driving yourself is much more fun as you can stop where you want when you want.

    Pick up your rental car and head toward Dublin. On the way stop at Clonmacnois, an ancient monasstic ruin with round tower, celtic crosses and views of the upper Shannon. Birr Caastle is an interesting stop--wonderful gardens and a giant telespcope bu8ilt in 1845, which was the largest in its day.

    Approaching Dublin from the north there is the town of Trim with a castle to explore and the ancient burial tomb at Newgrange. Monasterboice and Mellifont Abbeys have some interesting architectural details still in tact among the ruins.

    Ditch the car at the airport and head into Dublin for your last few days. Lots to see and do there, but not so much as London (understatement of the century!)

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement