14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
County Roscommon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Clifden
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16​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.
National Botanic Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Áras an Uachtaráin and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Library of Ireland and Tara's Palace and Museum of Childhood. Change things up with a short trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sandymount Strand, take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin journey builder website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to County Roscommon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Enniskerry
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland
Áras an Uachtaráin ©
Áras an Uachtaráin

3
nights
County Roscommon

County Roscommon ©
County Roscommon boasts thousands of archeological sites but has remained a hidden gem that few tourists take the time to see.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Tobernalt Holy Well. Step out of the city life by going to Belleek Castle Museum and Inishmurray Island. Explore County Roscommon's surroundings by going to Sligo (Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery & Easkey), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford).

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read County Roscommon trip tool.

You can drive from Dublin to County Roscommon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in County Roscommon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sligo, Michael Davitt Museum, Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Belleek Castle Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Galway route builder site.

Getting from County Roscommon to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Royal Abbey of Cong
Highlights from your plan
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Knappogue Castle and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lahinch Beach and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen and explore the historical opulence of Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ennis tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Ennis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ennis are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

County Clare, Lahinch Beach, Craggaunowen, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Highlights from your plan
Knappogue Castle ©
Knappogue Castle
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then take a pleasant ride with Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, stop by Connemara Blue, and then kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clifden online tour planner.

Getting from Ennis to Clifden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach, Dun Aonghasa, Renvyle Beach, Cleggan Beach Riding Center - Horseback riding on the beach
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Clifden Castle ©
Clifden Castle
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

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