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Self drive road trip Itinerary Help

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Self drive road trip Itinerary Help


My Boyfriend and I are planning to do a self drive tour and would love to hear any advice as we plan the trip. We are to arrive into Dublin about 10am on Aug 30/13 and depart Dublin on Sept 7/13.

This is what we were thinking:

Day 1 - upon arrival pick up car at airport and head straight to Galway -spend the night

Day 2 - Galway for another night

Day 3 - Drive to Clare and spend the night

Day 4 - Drive to Kerry and stay for 2 nights

Day 5 - Kerry over night

Day 6 - Cork

Day 7 - Dublin

Day 8 - Dublin

With respect to driving, does this appear to be fast slow paced? We do not want to spend all our time in a car but would like to know things we should stop and see along the way from one place to another. Also, is there any of the above places we should stay for 1 night and what places are worthy of 2 nights overstay? Would anyone know the time to travel from one location to another?

How far is the drive from Cork to Dublin? And should we stop somewhere in between cork to Dublin for an overnight stay?

Any other feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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1. Re: Self drive road trip Itinerary Help

This is an invaluable tool for routes/driving distances. Add about 20% to the driving times to make them more realistic.


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