Dublin Itinerary 5 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 5 days in Dublin with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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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.

Are 5 days enough for Dublin tour?

Wondering about what to see in 5 days in Dublin ? It can be a confusing task to decide where to go in Dublin. But, 5 days are perfect to cover each corner of Dublin. You can visit popular places in Dublin, get walking tour and have local food during your vacation.

How much money for 5 days in Dublin?

The budget cost of 5 days in Dublin is USD 1810. You can further save on your stays by opting for hostels and homestay. Also try to travel by public transportation whenever possible.

What to pack for Dublin 5 days vacation?

  • Carry extra battery of camera. If you are a shutterbug, carry extra memory card; those 5 days in Dublin are going to be full of moments that you would want to click!
  • Keep a journal to record your favorite moments and scribble notes!
  • Since you will be having a heavy luggage to fit your belongings for 5 days, carry a small backpack that you can use while you go sightseeing!

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 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 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.

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!

Dublin travel tips for first-timers

  • Book a food tour, nothing expresses the essence of Dublin like its food!
  • Take a weekend getaway, explore the nearby cities of Dublin.
  • List down the free days of the museums and try to visit them on those days to save on ticket fee.

Getting around Dublin in 5 days

You are going to be in the city for a considerable amount of time and hence it is recommended to get hang of the local transit system that will make getting around cheaper. Alternatively, you can hire a car or a bike and explore Dublin on your own, at your own pace.

Best places to eat, drink, and shop in Dublin

Eat, drink, shop repeat! You can enjoy an excellent retail therapy when in Dublin. On your 5-day trip, make sure you try out the best local delicacies as well as shop for some souvenirs to take back home.

Where to stay in Dublin for 5D4N vacation?

For a 5 day 4 nights vacation in Dublin, you can choose a vacation rental or a hotel that is conveniently located. You can score a good deal on BnB, since the stay is for a longer duration.

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