14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Orlando

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny and then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Bishop's Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny online vacation planner .

Orlando, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Orlando to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in September, things will get colder in Kilkenny: highs are around 62°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cork online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Cork sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Ring of Kerry. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm in Kenmare--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ladies' View, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and make a short side trip with Day Trips.

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

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Galway's Latin Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Quay Street, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin vacation builder .

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

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