14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
1
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kilkee
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Lahinch
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Cong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Shannon
— 1 night
End: Shannon

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Shannon

Shannon
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shannon online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In November in Shannon, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas

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night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moll's Gap as well as Gougane Barra Church. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gougane Barra Church and then take some stellar pictures from Moll's Gap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip maker.

Drive from Shannon to Killarney in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gougane Barra Church
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Moll's Gap ©
Moll's Gap

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Dingle sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Kilkee.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

1
night
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 24th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then make a trip to The Pollock Holes.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkee sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkee in 3 hours. November in Kilkee sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilrush
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre ©
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

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night
Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach and then stop by Kenny Woollen Mills Shop.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahinch travel route builder app.

Drive from Kilkee to Lahinch in an hour. November in Lahinch sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Hag's Head
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Kenny Woollen Mills Shop ©
Kenny Woollen Mills Shop

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Galway Bay and Wild Atlantic Way. Get some cultural insight at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and The Legend of the Claddagh Ring. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, have some family-friendly fun at Planet Entertainment Centre, look for gifts at Liam Garvey Galway Bay Gifts, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway travel planning site.

Getting from Lahinch to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Cong.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay

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Cong

Cong ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ashford Castle and Monk's Fishing House. Step out of the city life by going to Aasleagh Falls and Ardnageeha loop. Explore Cong's surroundings by going to Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane) and Silver Strand (in Louisburgh).

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cong online trip maker.

Drive from Galway to Cong in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Cong

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Silver Strand, Glassilaun Beach, Aasleagh Falls, Killursa Church
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House

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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get outside with Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, stop by Irish House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart, and finally contemplate the long history of Famine Graveyard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cong to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cong in December, Donegal Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Church of the Sacred Heart ©
Church of the Sacred Heart
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard
Irish House ©
Irish House

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night
Shannon

Shannon ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Knockpatrick Gardens, see the interesting displays at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Askeaton Friary. On the next day, stop by McKernan Woollen Mills and then explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shannon day trip website.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Shannon in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Foynes, McKernan Woollen Mills, Askeaton Friary, Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum