14 days in Dublin, Cork & Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

14 days in Dublin, Cork & Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Bantry
— 1 night
Drive
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Killorglin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

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 the 9th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, browse the collection at National Library of Ireland, get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, then see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planning site.

Barcelona, Spain to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Dublin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and finally identify plant and animal life at Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cork tour planner.

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bantry.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bantry

— 1 night
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, then don't miss a visit to Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Bantry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Bantry takes 1.5 hours. In August in Bantry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Killorglin.

Things to do in Bantry

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Killorglin

— 2 nights
Killorglin is a town in County Kerry, South West of Rep. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dun Chaoin Pier and St. Mary's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killorglin: Glenteenassig Forest Park (in Castlegregory) and Dingle (Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, Minard Castle, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Cromane Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Ballykissane Pier, and pause for some photo ops at The Diaspora.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Killorglin travel route planning site.

You can drive from Bantry to Killorglin in 2 hours. In August in Killorglin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Killorglin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 16th (Fri), stroll through Hag's Head, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, then tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, and finally stop by The Doolin Chocolate Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Doughmore Bay and then kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach.

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Traveling by car from Killorglin to Doolin takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Clifden

— 1 night
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Connemara Heritage and History Centre, view the masterpieces at Roundstone Ceramics, and then kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clifden attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Doolin to Clifden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

On the 20th (Tue), stop by The Liberties, wander the streets of Henry Street, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cruagh Wood, then take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head, and finally kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall, then take in the views from Samuel Beckett Bridge, and finally browse the collection at Marsh's Library.

Before you visit Dublin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Galway to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip