9 days in County Dublin Itinerary

9 days in County Dublin Itinerary

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9 days in County Dublin Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Dun Laoghaire
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Portmarnock
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Donabate
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
End: Nottingham

3
nights
Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire ©
You've now added National Botanic Gardens to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Falconry Ireland and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Get some cultural insight at The Mill at Avoca Village and Powerscourt Gardens and House.

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Nottingham, UK to Dun Laoghaire is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, daytime highs in Dun Laoghaire are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Dun Laoghaire

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, The Mill at Avoca Village, National Botanic Gardens, Falconry Ireland, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dublin Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and finally examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip website .

Dublin is just a short distance from Dun Laoghaire. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Portmarnock.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin Falconry, National Bird of Prey Centre, Trim Castle
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National Bird of Prey Centre ©
National Bird of Prey Centre
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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Portmarnock

Portmarnock ©
Portmarnock is a coastal suburban town in Fingal, Ireland. On the 24th (Mon), tee off at Portmarnock Golf Links, enjoy the sea views from Howth Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Baily Lighthouse.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Portmarnock takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Portmarnock are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Donabate.

Things to do in Portmarnock

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Howth
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Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio ©
Baily Lighthouse ©
Baily Lighthouse
Howth Lighthouse ©
Howth Lighthouse

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Donabate

Donabate ©
Donabate is a small coastal town in Fingal, Ireland, about 20km north-northeast of Dublin. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Patricks Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Lusk Heritage Centre, stop by The Skerries Bookshop, then head outdoors with Outdoor Dublin, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Four Knocks.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Donabate travel route planning website .

Donabate is very close to Portmarnock. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Donabate

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Skerries, Lusk Heritage Centre, Four Knocks
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Outdoor Dublin ©
Outdoor Dublin
Four Knocks ©
Four Knocks
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St Patricks Catholic Church