4 days in Ireland Itinerary
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Mon, Aug 22 - Thu, Aug 25
Dublin — 2 nights
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.
To see maps and tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planner.
The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.On the 25th (Thu), explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, then view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.
To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary maker site.
You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Ireland travel guide
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.