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
train:  30​min
2
Enniskerry
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
4
Waterford
— 1 night
5
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Liscannor
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
7
Doolin
— Few hours
8
Dublin
— 1 night
End: Dublin

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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.
You've now added Jerpoint Abbey to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, make a trip to Temple Bar, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin route tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Jerpoint Abbey
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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Enniskerry

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
You've now added Powerscourt Waterfall to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood, engage your brain at Cool Planet Experience, then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Powerscourt Waterfall. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Enniskerry trip itinerary planner .

Enniskerry is just a short distance from Dublin. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Historic Sites Museums
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Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood ©

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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.
You've now added Kilkenny Castle to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village and then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, make a trip to Butler Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder site .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

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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.
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Waterford trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Waterford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toLimerick.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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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 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then tee off at Dromoland Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Limerick itinerary builder website .

Getting from Waterford to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Dromoland Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church

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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. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stop by The Rock Shop, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then trek along Hag's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online day trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Doolin trip builder .

Doolin is very close to Liscannor. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Golf Outdoors
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Doolin Pitch & Putt ©
Doolin Pitch & Putt

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Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Wicklow.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
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