14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
car:  12 h
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then take in the exciting artwork at National Craft Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, then have a few drinks at Brewery Corner, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kilkenny is 5 hours. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church
Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Torc Mountain Walk and Hotel Dunloe Castle Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Mary's Cathedral and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, trek along The Kerry Way, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planning app .

Drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Killarney, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum and St. Augustine's Church. Escape the urban bustle at Curraghduff Farm and Kinvara Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre (in Moycullen) and Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Glengowla Mines). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway online itinerary builder .

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Oughterard, Kinvara Harbour, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
Highlights from your plan
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Popular historic sites such as Gracehill Village and St Peter's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Saint Patricks Church and Northern Ireland War Memorial. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Tropical Ravine House, make a trip to Samson & Goliath cranes, admire the landmark architecture of Clifton House, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gracehill Village
Highlights from your plan
Clifton House ©
Clifton House
Gracehill Village ©
Gracehill Village
Saint Patricks Church ©
Saint Patricks Church

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall, get engrossed in the history at National Library of Ireland, then examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dublin using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Hospital Kilmainham ©
Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©
National Library of Ireland ©
National Library of Ireland

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