14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Castlecomer Discovery Park and Dublin Falconry. Appreciate the collections at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and Irish Family History Centre. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Black Abbey (in Kilkenny), Thomastown (Jerpoint Park & Jerpoint Abbey) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, admire the natural beauty at Iveagh Gardens, and browse the collection at Marsh's Library.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Dublin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kilkenny, King of the Vikings VR, Dublin Falconry, Swords Castle, St Peter's Church
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Curraghduff Farm, and finally steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monk's Fishing House, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Curraghduff Farm
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Curraghduff Farm ©
Curraghduff Farm

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
On the 8th (Mon), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally grab your bike and head to South Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, experience rural life at Rathbaun Farm, then stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip itinerary planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gort
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Kerry Cliffs and Old Kenmare Road. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mary's Cathedral and Templenoe Burial. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Cork (St. Peter and Paul's Church & Nano Nagle Place). There's much more to do: hike along The Kerry Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, appreciate the views at The Black Valley, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 13th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Cork, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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