14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bruff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Waterford
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Denver

2
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne, and then step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, then make a trip to St. Michan's Church, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Dublin. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Coole Park, delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of The Irish Workhouse Centre, and finally explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway holiday maker site .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Bruff.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, Gort, Portumna, Connemara Celtic Crystal, Aughnanure Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Portumna Castle ©
Portumna Castle

2
nights
Bruff

Bruff ©
Bruff is a town in east County Limerick, in the midwest of Ireland, located on the old Limerick - Cork road (R512). Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lough Gur Heritage Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glenstal Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle, and finally examine the collection at Old Irish Ways.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruff trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Bruff takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Bruff

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glenstal Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Thomas Fitzgerald Center ©
Thomas Fitzgerald Center
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Glenstal Abbey ©
Glenstal Abbey

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 9th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum and then make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Boathouse Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and then stroll through Torc Mountain Walk.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bruff to Killarney takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Kerry County Museum
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Blarney Stone and then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at James Fort, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, steep yourself in history at Camden Fort Meagher, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lusitania Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cork travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney Stone, Michael Collins Centre
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Plan my trip to Waterford with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Waterford, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

1
night
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.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral

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