10 days in Doha & Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Doha & Ireland Itinerary

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Doha, Qatar
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Dublin, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Doha route planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Doha is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Doha, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 26th (Sun), wander the streets of Grafton Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, then examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Dublin takes 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to Dublin. Traveling from Doha in December, you will find days in Dublin are much colder (10°C), and nights are a bit cooler (3°C). On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then head outdoors with Ireland's School of Falconry, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, and finally walk around Eyre Square. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Galway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Cork.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Cork, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Military Museum Collins Barracks, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally stroll through President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at The English Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cork road trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.
Side Trips
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at GPO Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and then trot along with The Paddocks Riding Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Temple Bar, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip maker.

Getting from Cork to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Doha.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Trails
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Doha, Qatar

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read Doha trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Dublin to Doha in 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Dublin in January, plan for warmer days in Doha, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.