14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
Travel:  2 h 30 min
3
Inisheer
— 1 night
Travel:  5 h
4
Sligo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
5
Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h
End: Chicago

3
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: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder website .

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in October: highs in Dublin hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 18th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Inishmore itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Dublin to Inishmore takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Inishmore are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

1
night
Inisheer

Inisheer
On the 19th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Inishere Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, then delve into the distant past at St. Caomhan’s Church, and finally delve into the distant past at O'Brien's Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inisheer online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Inishmore to Inisheer with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at Mountshannon Eagles, then delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inisheer to Sligo. In October in Sligo, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mountshannon Eagles
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

2
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand, take in the exciting artwork at Donegal Designer Makers, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and finally take a memorable drive along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Dunmore Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of St Connell's Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Sandfield Pitch & Putt.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Donegal Town by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October in Donegal Town, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ardara, Dunmore Gardens, St Connell's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dunmore Gardens ©
Dunmore Gardens
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Donegal Designer Makers ©
Donegal Designer Makers

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 23rd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, make a trip to Eask Tower, then view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Donegal Town to Dingle by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Old Kenmare Road, take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

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