14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ardara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Clifden
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Grande Prairie

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Chester Beatty will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Bru na Boinne, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Grafton Street, stop by Sheridans, view the masterpieces at Gallery of Photography, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel website.

Grande Prairie, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Grande Prairie to Dublin. Traveling from Grande Prairie in March, expect nights in Dublin to be much hotter, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, then look for gifts at The Cat and Moon, and finally stop by Liber.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sligo road trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hazelwood House ©
Hazelwood House
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
The Cat and Moon ©
The Cat and Moon

1
night
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Kennedy of Ardara, look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, look for gifts at Donegal Designer Makers, then stop by John Molloy Limited, then view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Narin Beach.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ardara trip site.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ardara takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Ardara

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Narin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery ©
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery
Donegal Designer Makers ©
Donegal Designer Makers
Kennedy of Ardara ©
Kennedy of Ardara

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, then kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Clifden road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Clifden takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cottage Handcrafts, Renvyle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts
Hehirs Of Clifden ©
Hehirs Of Clifden

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Wine Strand Beach, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally stop by Sweet Pea Gift Shop.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Clifden to Dingle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Penny's Pottery, Wine Strand Beach, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Penny's Pottery ©
Penny's Pottery
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Shop till you drop at The English Market and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cork City Gaol and The Gallery Kinsale. Take a break from Kinsale with a short trip to Inchydoney Beach in Clonakilty, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, and browse the exhibits of Rohan Reilly Photography.

Before you visit Kinsale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. March in Kinsale sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cork, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
The English Market ©
The English Market
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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