6 days in Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 day
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
Drive
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Shannon
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin

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Dublin

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then gain interesting insight with Vagabond Tours, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bray Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): walk around St Stephens Green, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Kilkenny

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny online visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Kilkenny. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks

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Cork

— 1 night

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.
For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cork online journey maker.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

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Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Killarney Falconry, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry Kerry, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker tool.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shannon.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Shannon

— 1 night
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shannon trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Shannon in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shannon are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Galway

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Shannon to Galway by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks
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Dublin

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus.

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Ireland travel guide

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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.