14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin holiday planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Galway

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway route tool .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Dublin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Michael Davitt Museum, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
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: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Reginald's Tower (in Waterford). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, stroll through Curracloe Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning app .

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach, Tintern Abbey, Reginald's Tower
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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