14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  18 h 45 min
End: Tokyo

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder website .

Tokyo, Japan to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Tokyo to Dublin, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tokyo in July, expect nights in Dublin to be much colder, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, steep yourself in history at Galway Arts Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Jackie Clarke Collection, Michael Davitt Museum, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip planning tool .

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

County Kerry, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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