6 days in County Wexford, Waterford & Kilkenny Itinerary

6 days in County Wexford, Waterford & Kilkenny Itinerary

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Enniscorthy
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New Ross
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Waterford
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Kilkenny
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Enniscorthy

— 1 day
Enniscorthy, more commonly known as "Scorthy" is the second-largest town in County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around Irish National Heritage Park, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Enniscorthy trip builder website.

Dublin to Enniscorthy is an approximately 2-hour car ride. August in Enniscorthy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to New Ross.

Things to do in Enniscorthy

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

New Ross

— 1 night
New Ross is a town in southwest County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around John F. Kennedy Arboretum, get outside with Ring of Hook, then admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, and finally step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Ross online travel planner.

New Ross is very close to Enniscorthy. In August, daytime highs in New Ross are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in New Ross

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trip

Waterford

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Wexford (Tintern Abbey & Colclough Walled Garden) and Cashel (Hore Abbey, Rock of Cashel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, and see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Waterford online travel route builder.

Drive from New Ross to Waterford in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Waterford are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 1 night

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 26th (Wed): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
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County Wexford travel guide

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Lighthouses · Historic Sites · Parks
Model County
In the southeast of the province of Leinster, County Wexford brings to life traditional Irish singing and the weeks-long Wexford Opera Festival. Many of the region's traditional songs tell the story of the rebellion of 1798, in which the Irish fought against British rule in the country. The county also sports popular beaches and sand dunes regions, which support a rich wildlife and plant life. County Wexford also provides insight into the Irish sport of hurling.