14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive to Cork Airport, Fly to Nelspruit

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Dublin

— 5 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online day trip planner.

Nelspruit, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Nelspruit to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In December, Dublin is much colder than Nelspruit - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

Marble City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Bishop's Palace, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Royal Oak Distillery (in Carlow). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, stroll through Castlecomer Discovery Park, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning site.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with Castlefergus Equestrian and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then walk around Burren National Park, then relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Doolin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Doolin, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 2 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Granny's Bottom Drawer, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fota Wildlife Park and then appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale trip tool.

You can drive from Doolin to Kinsale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.