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Sample Itinerary: 3 days

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Sample Itinerary: 3 days

Thinking through what we may want to see while in Dublin. Taking a weekend trip with some mates in May. Using the weekend as a way to have fun and catch up - we're in our late 20s/30s.

Just started jotting down what sounds interesting. We're interested in seeing the sites, but also relaxing and enjoying the night life. I realize this may be aggressive, but how does this sound:

Day 1

- Arrive mid-morning

- Take the Sandeman's New Dublin Tour @ 11am or 1p

- Or do a Dublin Bike Tour, instead

- Guinness Storehouse

- Dublin Castle

- Possible Pub Crawl or evening show like Secret Castle of Magic or other Irish Party (what are your thoughts on one of these?)

- Visit The Temple Bar and other bars

Day 2

Possible day trip... may be too much to try and squeeze in, but any thoughts on one of these - can take a tour or maybe even rent a car for the day:

- Day Tour of Wicklow

- Blarney Stone

- Cliffs of Mohor

Or instead if we don't do the road trip, we could focus on activities like this:

- Dublin Mountains: Views and hiking

- Bull Island

- Old Jameson Distellery

- The Book of Kelles

Day 3

- Kilmainham Gaol Historical Museum

- St. Michan's Church

- Collins Barracks

- Trinity College

- St. Patrick's Cathedral

- The Book of Kells (if didn't do on Day 2)

- Christ Church Cathedral

- Old Jameson Distellery (if didn't do on Day 2)

- Depart early evening

Any thoughts on this? Anything else we should consider or skip?


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1. Re: Sample Itinerary: 3 days

You don't have to book most if not all of the things you list in the Dublin area, so your plan is fairly flexible. However, in looking at out of town trips, note that Wicklow is immediately south of Dublin and easy to access by car. However the Cliffs of Moher involve a 300 mile round trip and Blarney involves a 350 mile round trip (mileage is approx in both instances) - in either case, you need to plan on an early start, about 6-8 hours driving and a late return back to Dublin..

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2. Re: Sample Itinerary: 3 days

I would definitely cross the Blarney Stone and Cliffs of Moher off the list, all day in the car, and if its raining or foggy you wont even see the cliffs, stick around Dublin and Wicklow, plenty to do there for three days and you wont be so knackered that you cant go out and enjoy the nightlife.

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