Dublin Itinerary 5 Days

What to Do in Dublin in 5 days

Spending 5 days in Dublin will help you thoroughly explore the beautiful city. With a number of attractions in store, no day in Dublin will be left dull. Below are the attractions that you must include in your 5-day Dublin itinerary to have a memorable vacation.

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5 Days in Dublin - Perfect Vacation Guide

Located on the river Liffey, the capital of Ireland, Dublin, is the perfect blend of history, art, and beautiful landscapes. The proximity of Liffey creates panoramic views around the city, while on the other hand, its historic buildings like the Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral take back the tourists to the medieval grandeur of Ireland. The city also has many museums where one can learn a lot about its rich culture. Plan 5 days in Dublin to know the Irish capital completely and use this Dublin itinerary of 5 days as your guide. Yet for the people who wish to pull this off, we have summed up our Dublin itinerary 5 days that will let you experience the true colors of the city, beautifully! Gear up!

What to see in Dublin in 5 days?

Day 1 and 2

Most of the sights in Dublin are at a walking distance from each other. This gives an opportunity to the avid travelers to explore the core of Dublin by taking a walking or cycling tour. Reach the center of the city and start your first day visiting the world-famous Trinity College. Explore the grand library of “Book of Kells” that houses Christian Gospels from 800 AD. Irish Whiskey Museum should be your next stop where you will learn about the history of Whiskey. Also see the bronze statue of Molly Malone nearby. Head to the Dublin Castle next which stands as a symbol of English rule. Explore the interesting religious and artistic collection of Chester Beatty Library. At night, enjoy your dinner at Temple Bar and explore the boutiques.

On the second day of your trip, take a morning walk through the lush greenery of Phoenix Park. You can also enjoy running and cycling in the park. Dublin Zoo, which is located in Phoenix Park is must-visit. Discover the Arctic and Asian forest exhibits in this zoo. Visit the 18th-century guesthouse of Farmleigh and enjoy a coffee at its boathouse cafe. The prison of Kilmainham Gaol will tell you some facts about the Irish Civil War. Next, stop at the Irish Museum of Modern Art to admire the Irish art. Taste Ireland’s famous beer at Guinness Storehouse.

Day 3 and 4

St Stephen's Green, which is another popular attraction in the city should be a part of your 5 days/ 4 nights in Dublin. Spend the morning around the lakes and waterfalls of this beautiful park. The Viking Splash Tours is something you must enjoy with your friends or family. The Little Museum of Dublin which is situated in an 18th-century house is another insightful place to visit. Look into the archaeology and history of Ireland at National Museum of Ireland that has different sections dedicated to history and archaeology. You can catch a live show at the National Concert Hall and dine at House Dublin.

If you are a writer yourself or you admire English literature, this will be a great day for you. Start the day at Dublin Writers Museum that will make you familiar to Dublin’s 300 years long literary wealth. Right beside it is Dublin City Gallery: the Hugh Lane where you will learn about the French artwork. James Joyce Centre can be your next stop. Here you will gather a lot of information about the life and work of the great Irish writer. Enjoy few drinks the Living Room.

Day 5

This will be the last day of your 5-day Dublin itinerary. Begin it by taking a stroll over the Ha'penny Bridge. Listen to the Irish folklore at National Leprechaun Museum. Visit the monument of light- Spire of Dublin. You can also watch a show at the Abbey Theatre. End the day by indulging in shopping near the area around the Post Office. If you get time, you can also plan a visit to the National Wax Museum. For all common attractions that you know about Dublin, there are still some unique attractions that maybe most of you don't know. Head on and explore Dublin itinerary 5 days.

5 days in Dublin will let you cover almost all the things that the city is famous for. Save this itinerary for a wonderful trip!

Tours and Activities to Include

Traveling like a local without any help from trip planners is good. But here are some organised tours and activities that you must try

Best Hotels in Dublin for 5 Day Trip

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With Less Days in Hand

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