14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Westport
— 2 nights
+4
Train + Tram + Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h 45 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nore Valley Walking Route, and then enjoy some diversion at Pococke Golf Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny journey planner.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 18th (Sat), cruise along Slea Head Drive and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and then get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, stroll around Burren National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Galway day trip app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dingle in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ennis, County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Westport House, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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