Best Things to See in Ireland - 5 Days Vacation!

Best Things to See in Ireland -  5 Days Vacation!

Ireland is Idyllic! You cannot resist, but go crazy looking for more Ireland vacation packages after checking out this 5-days Ireland Itinerary. Read More

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Ireland is Idyllic! You cannot resist, but go crazy looking for more Ireland vacation packages after checking out this 5-days Ireland Itinerary. One can even say, Ireland is one of the best places to visit in Europe. Pleasant natural beauty, plenty of educating historical sites, amazing culture ~ what else one needs for an invigorating vacation. Without any doubt, a trip to this impeccably beautiful Celtic island will make anyone get that wonderful feeling of being in their dreamland. 

Any path you take will have surprises for you! Be it the adventure, art, culture, history, food or anything, there are things you cannot ignore. The bustling cities like Galway, Cork, and Dublin will take you through the amazing shopping spots, eating outlets, party corners of the city and an assortment of historical places around. And, Ireland, definitely has that place where one can escape the hustle & bustle of the cities. 

With this much beauty and peace in the country, it’s really tough to choose from the plethora of options for Ireland vacation packages. So, if you are looking for a vacation where you can enjoy some of the best things to do in Ireland, this 5-days Itinerary will do. 

Vacation at a Glance

Day 1: Take a Cruise on the River Shannon

Day 2: Explore Ancient Irish Castles

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

Day 4: Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Day 5: Slieve League, Donegal

Vacation Highlights

  • If you are an explorer at heart, nothing can be a better beginning of any Ireland vacation than a cruising trip across the River Shannon.

  • You will visit the assortment of Castles that are scattered all through the country.

  • Castles Highlights: The State Apartments and then to the Chapel Royal, the Ashford Castle in County Cong.

  • Without visiting the Cliffs of Moher, your sightseeing expedition cannot be complete.

  • Visit Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ~ which used to be a prison in the past and has transformed into a museum.

  • Slieve League, Donegal ~ Located in the southwestern part of the County Donegal coast, it accentuates the beauty across.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Cruise on the River Shannon

The perfect beginning! If you are an explorer at heart, nothing can be a better beginning of any Ireland vacation than a cruising trip across the River Shannon. You are going to enjoy how the river snakes its way meeting the Sea in Limerick City. This trip will invigorate you from inside out ~ it’s going to be more of a relaxing day, moving along with the pleasant sound of the sea. Today’s highlight is going to be a wonderful scene of the area along the 500km of waterways. 

Highlights of Cruise on the River Shannon: 6thC Clonmacnoise ruins, Portumna Castle and Galway, Traditional Guinness lunch, the haunted Leap Castle, Birr Castle’s Gardens, the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop visit, and more. 

Day 2: Explore Ancient Irish Castles

The second part of this Ireland vacation is about the exploration of Irish castles. Today, you will visit the assortment of Castles that are scattered all through the country. With this, you will definitely discover amazing things about ancient Ireland and go back in time. Each of the fortresses that you are going to visit today will acquaint you with a new story and add a new chapter into your life. 

The first thing that you will see today is going to be the Dublin Castle. Your guide will be taking you through the State Apartments and then to the Chapel Royal whose fine decor & the exotic beauty will win your heart. Another spot of the day is going to be the Ashford Castle in County Cong, where you will feel like staying in a real castle. 

You will never estimate the age of this Castle with five-star like luxurious facilities that it offers. The Castle was built during 1228 and this makes out that you are definitely going to discover some really amazing historical facts. End your day with the perfect Irish style dinner at your hotel.

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher, County Clare

The Cliffs of Moher is going to be your spot of the day ~ the third day of this vacation. Without visiting the Cliffs of Moher, your sightseeing expedition cannot be complete. With a walkthrough of around 8km, you will reach the top of the cliff (at a 200 feet altitude). And, there are some amazing hiking points, where you can get your adrenaline going. Standing a few inches away from the edge is another kind of adventurous feeling. But, here you will have to be really cautious or it can be dangerous. When you reach the highest point of the cliff, O’Brien’s Tower, you get this opportunity to visit the Doolin village, which is in the vicinity. 

Day 4: Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

Day 4 and the spot of the day is going to be Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. While this may not be a very good idea to visit a prison while you are on a relaxing vacation, you will definitely take back home historical lessons that are worth it. Kilmainham Gaol, which used to be a prison in the past has transformed into a museum. The art gallery, located on the top floor of this museum, where sculptures, paintings, and other exhibits are worth seeing. Every year, travelers in thousands come here to admire the amazing interior and learn about the stories of Eastern Rising of 1916. And, if you are more curious, you have this opportunity to visit the interior cell where the prisoners spent their last moment. It is worth mentioning here that a visit to Kilmainham Gaol is definitely going to enrich your knowledge of Ireland’s past. 

Day 5: Slieve League, Donegal

And, when you talk about the top marine cliffs in Europe, the Slieve League will have to be one of the names. Located in the southwestern part of the County Donegal coast, it accentuates the beauty across. But, if you want to enjoy the spectacle completely, you have to take a walk through the area. The panorama around is incredible, you are going to admire every inch of the area. 

As you walk across the Donegal Bay, the Atlantic ocean, and the Sligo Mountains, it’s going to be exciting. Atop the Sliabh Liag, the Bunglass point rises as high as 600 meters above the ocean. If you know how to handle this, from the One Man's Pass, you will enjoy the perfect view of the surrounding area. The Slieve League Cliffs are three times as high as the Moher’s cliffs ~ you can imagine the thrilling view of the area. 

And, one important thing about the area is that there isn’t that bothering crowd. You can easily take time to relax and enjoy the spectacular view. 

 

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