5 days in Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Wicklow
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilkenny
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Cork
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Limerick
— Few hours
bus:  15​min
6
Bunratty
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Dublin

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night
Dublin

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Molly Malone Statue, Christ Church Cathedral, The Brazen Head, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Molly Malone Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Avoca White Cross and then steep yourself in history at The Mill at Avoca Village.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wicklow online itinerary builder .

Getting from Dublin to Wicklow by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Wicklow are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wicklow

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Avoca
Highlights from your plan
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Rock of Cashel has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Wicklow to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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night
Cork

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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toLimerick.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Limerick trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Limerick, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Bunratty.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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hours
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bunratty sightseeing planner.

Bunratty is just a short distance from Limerick. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor trip planner .

You can drive from Bunratty to Liscannor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Liscannor sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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night
Galway

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.
Ashford Castle has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galway visit site .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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