14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Kilkenny

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: BEBHINN (in Waterford), Wexford (The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception & St. Iberius Church) and Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfane Church, learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, and stroll through Kilkenny Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder tool .

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 moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Kilkenny at 47°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wexford, County Wexford, BEBHINN, Curracloe Beach
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cobh (Cobh Museum, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, and steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then kick back and relax at White Strand Beach, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Liscannor vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Liscannor sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well, then admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, then don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to Gore Knox Monument. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, have some family-friendly fun at Murder Mystery Ireland, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ballina driving holiday planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Ballina by car takes about 3 hours. In February in Ballina, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moyne Abbey, Aughagower Church, Murder Mystery Ireland
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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