14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Dingle
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Cork
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, and finally make a trip to Sky Rd. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Renvyle Beach, view the masterpieces at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Clifden trip planning tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Clifden is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Clifden is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Moyard, Roundstone, Renvyle Beach, Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

1
night
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, take in the exciting artwork at Ronan Halpin Gallery, then stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mulranny Strand.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Achill Island trip planner.

Drive from Clifden to Achill Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Achill Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Rathcormac Artisan Food and Craft Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossnowlagh Beach, pick up some local products at Strandhill People's Market, then kick back and relax at Dunmoran Strand, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hazelwood House.

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

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Achill Island in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Sligo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rossnowlagh Beach, Eagles Flying
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach

2
nights
Ardara

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Muckross Head Peninsula, get great views at Slieve League, and then stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ardara planner .

You can drive from Sligo to Ardara in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Muckross Head Peninsula, Slieve League, Narin Beach, Silver Strand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery ©
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

1
day
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, then shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dingle online road trip planner .

You can drive from Ardara to Dingle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kathleen McAuliffe ©
Kathleen McAuliffe

2
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, then look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, and finally cruise along Ring of Kerry. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Kenmare, Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

3
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 12th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, identify plant and animal life at Glenbower Wood, and then identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): hunt for treasures at The English Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fota Wildlife Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography, then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cork route maker website .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Glenbower Wood, Doneraile Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Glenbower Wood ©
Glenbower Wood
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Rohan Reilly Photography

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