Hello, My husband and I (age late 20's) are planning a 6 week backpacking trip to Europe for May. We are thinking of flying into Dublin and then getting over to Germany, Italy, etc.
Is 3-4 days in Dublin enough? On one of the days we're there, I'd like to do a day trip out to see the countryside. Any ideas of where to go if you had one day to do a day trip out of Dublin? And, should we rent a car, or is there a tour bus/group we should use, if that would be easier? Any recommendations would be very helpful.
As for Dublin, the places I want to visit are the Temple Bar area (probably stay in this area), Guinness Brewhouse,...and a historic building or two....what is most impressive? Christ Church Cathedral? Dublin Castle?