5 days in Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Drive
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Sligo
— 1 day
Drive
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cork
— Few hours
Drive
5
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
6
Dublin
— 1 night

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Sligo

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 18th (Tue), stroll through Knocknarea, then paddle through the water with Sligo Kayak Tours, and then make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sligo online tour planner.

Dublin to Sligo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, then stop by Micil Distillery, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Open The Door Escape Room.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Galway trip maker site.

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

1
night
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

few
hours
Cork

Rebel City

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 traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Kilkenny on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

1
night
Kilkenny

Marble City

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny itinerary planner.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

1
night
Dublin

Fair City

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 22nd (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and finally steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.