14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cobh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Dallas, United States

3
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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Chester Beatty and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in October, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, thensample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, thenexamine the collection at King of the Vikings, and finally stop by BEBHINN.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online attractions planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

1
night
Cobh, Ireland

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
On the 11th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, thensee the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cobh journey planning website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cobh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, thenadmire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, thencruise along Ring of Kerry, thenview the masterpieces at The Purcell Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Templenoe Burial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Inch Beach, thenexplore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get outside with Slea Head Drive and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

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

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 October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk Museum, see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, thenexamine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum and then ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary website.

Drive from Dingle to Belfast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums

Side Trip

Ulster Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum

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