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 30 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  19 h
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.
You've now added Shamrocker Irish Adventures - Day Tour to your itinerary. Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to The Spire, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Dublin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Dublin is minus 9 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tokyo in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Jackie Clarke Collection. You'll explore and learn at Michael Davitt Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway online travel planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Cliffs of Moher, Michael Davitt Museum, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Jackie Clarke Collection
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory. Step out of the city life by going to Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dingle tour itinerary 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. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and finally admire nature's extreme beauty at The Ice Cream Parlour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip maker site .

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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