14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Trim Castle for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Bru na Boinne and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, and see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, then make a trip to Killadoon Standing Stone, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip builder website .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Killadoon Standing Stone, The Lost Valley
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and finally hike along The Wormhole. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Gort, The Wormhole, Quin Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then trek along The Kerry Way.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Titanic Memorial Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cork day trip planning tool .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Titanic Memorial Garden
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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