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 15 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ardara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Clifden
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 15 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.
Kilmainham Gaol and National Gallery of Ireland will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Grafton Street and Sheridansfor some retail therapy. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Bru na Boinne in Donore--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and look for gifts at DesignYard.

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

Grande Prairie, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Grande Prairie in March, expect nights in Dublin to be much warmer, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
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): kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, view the masterpieces at Hazelwood House, then look for gifts at The Cat and Moon, and finally stop by Liber.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dublin to Sligo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in March, Sligo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Kennedy of Ardara, stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed, view the masterpieces at Donegal Designer Makers, then look for gifts at John Molloy Limited, then shop like a local with Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and finally stroll through Narin Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ardara trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Ardara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Ardara

Shopping Outdoors Parks

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): stop by Cottage Handcrafts, kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ardara to Clifden takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cottage Handcrafts, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, 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), enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers. On the next day, kick back and relax at Wine Strand Beach, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then stop by Dingle Record Shop, then stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally look for gifts at Sweet Pea Gift Shop.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dingle online attractions planner .

Getting from Clifden to Dingle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Dingle sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Wine Strand Beach, Penny's Pottery
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Gallery Kinsale. Charles Fort and Cork City Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and The English Market (in Cork). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Rohan Reilly Photography, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kinsale driving holiday planner .

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. In March, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Outdoors

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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