14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Lexington

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and Waterford Greenway. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Hook Lighthouse. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (Reginald's Tower & BEBHINN). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip tool .

Lexington, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Lexington to Kilkenny. When traveling from Lexington in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Kilkenny, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Dromoland Castle and then stop by Burren Perfumery.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ennis day trip app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ennis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Ennis, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Golf Shopping

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Burren Perfumery, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Inch Beach and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then explore the galleries of Greenlane Gallery, and finally stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dingle day trip planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Get some historical perspective at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, make a trip to The Spire, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've now added Killarney National Park to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kinsale Crystal, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and then take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Killarney, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kinsale Crystal, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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