14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 16th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then stroll through Drummindoo Stud, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On your second day here, stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Westport takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Belleek Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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