6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

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6 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cork
bus:  30​min
1
Cobh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cashel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Wexford
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
5
New Ross
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Limerick
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Gort
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Dublin
— 1 night
End: Dublin


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1
night
Cobh

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cobh trip planner.

Cork to Cobh is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Cobh are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cashel online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cobh to Cashel in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites Museums
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cashel Folk Village ©
Cashel Folk Village

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Waterford

Waterford
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waterford day trip site .

You can drive from Cashel to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Irish National Heritage Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wexford using our trip planner.

Getting from Waterford to Wexford by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to New Ross.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums

Side Trips

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Irish National Heritage Park
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

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hours
New Ross

New Ross ©
New Ross is a town in southwest County Wexford, Ireland. Discover how to plan a New Ross trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Wexford to New Ross in an hour. In May in New Ross, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in New Ross

Shopping Museums
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New Ross Books ©
New Ross Books
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center ©
Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center

1
night
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.
To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site .

Traveling by car from New Ross to Kilkenny takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Limerick on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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hours
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Milk Market.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick day trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Limerick, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gort.

Things to do in Limerick

Shopping Historic Sites
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The Milk Market ©
The Milk Market
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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hours
Gort

Gort ©
Gort is a town in south County Galway, in the west of Ireland. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gort trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Limerick to Gort in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Gort can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Gort

Historic Sites Parks
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Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Gort to Galway in an hour. May in Galway sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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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.
For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
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