There's loads of amazing places you can explore from Dublin, and you've already been given some great suggestions of places on Dublin's Doorstep
and along the Sunny South East
If your heart isn't already set on the south of Ireland though, you could consider heading up to Northern Ireland
for your trip! Did you know that Belfast is just a two hour drive from Dublin? In Belfast, you will experience history and culture different from any other part of Ireland, with world-famous attractions such as Titanic Belfast right on your doorstep. If you prefer to escape to the countryside, you will have plenty of options, as from Belfast you could follow the Causeway Coastal Route
. This route will guide you all along Ireland’s north coast from Belfast to Derry~Londonderry, and as it's only 195 miles, you could easily complete a portion (or all) of the journey in a few days. This sample itinerary
outlines different points of interest along the route, such as the Giant's Causeway,
the Carrick-A-Rede rope-bridge
and Dunluce Castle
. Some nice towns and villages to stay over in include, Ballycastle, Portrush and Portstewart.
As you make your back towards Dublin, you could travel inland through Armagh
, known as "Orchard County" or explore some Ireland's Ancient East
in Monaghan and Louth.
I hope this gives you some more ideas for your trip, and have a wonderful time in November! :)