14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ventry
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning website .

Montreal, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. In September, Kilkenny is little chillier than Montreal - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
nights
Ventry

Ventry ©
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntr√°, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. Ventry is known for museums, wildlife, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, get outside with Dingle Peninsula, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ventry road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ventry takes 4 hours. October in Ventry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, County Kerry, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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 Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and The Woollen Market (in Ennis). There's much more to do: stroll around Burren National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online journey planner .

Getting from Ventry to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Woollen Market, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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, make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and walk around Phoenix Park.

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

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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