5 days in Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Limerick
— Few hours
Drive
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— Few hours
Drive
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Cork
— 1 night
Drive
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Kinsale
— Few hours
Drive
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Midleton
— Few hours
Drive
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Waterford
— 1 night
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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.
You've now added Quay Street to your itinerary. On the 27th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Galway itinerary maker website.

Philadelphia, USA to Galway is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Galway to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums
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Limerick

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
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Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

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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 28th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney road trip app.

You can drive from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or 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 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dingle vacation planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You will leave for Cork on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Kinsale

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online trip maker.

You can drive from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. You'll set off for Midleton on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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Midleton

Midleton, is a town in south-eastern County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Choctaw Native American Monument.

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Traveling by car from Kinsale to Midleton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Midleton can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Waterford.
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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.
On the 29th (Sat), get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and then look for gifts at New Ross Books.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford travel planner.

You can drive from Midleton to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May in Waterford, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.