5 days in Dublin, Doolin & Northern Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Dublin, Doolin & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Dublin, Doolin & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Cambridge, United Kingdom
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Strangford, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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night
Dublin, Ireland

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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel itinerary creator.

Cambridge, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cambridge in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Doolin.

Things to do in Dublin

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Seapoint Beach ©
Seapoint Beach

1
night
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): Head underground at Doolin Cave and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Doolin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Doolin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Doolin

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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night
Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint as well as Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Enniskillen vacation builder.

You can drive from Doolin to Enniskillen in 4 hours. Traveling from Doolin in August, expect nights in Enniskillen to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bushmills.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
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Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint ©
Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint

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night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've added The Dark Hedges, National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, Dunluce Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, snap pictures at National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, then savor the flavors at Old Bushmills Distillery, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bushmills trip generator.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Bushmills in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll set off for Strangford on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Bushmills

Breweries & Distilleries Nature Parks

Side Trips

The Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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hours
Strangford, United Kingdom

Strangford ©
Strangford is a small village at the mouth of Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Inch Abbey and then steep yourself in history at Castle Ward.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strangford travel planner.

Getting from Bushmills to Strangford by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Strangford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Strangford

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downpatrick
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Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward
Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey

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