14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, and get engrossed in the history at Áras an Uachtaráin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then stroll through The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, then head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Westport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Lost Valley, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Slea Head Drive and then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

Discover how to plan a Dingle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muckross Abbey and Ross Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Staigue Fort, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

1
night
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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