14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Westport
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin visit planner .

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then appreciate the views at Nore Valley Walking Route, and then tour or see a game at Pococke Golf Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny holiday builder .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mayfield Birds of Prey, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cruise along Slea Head Drive and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, then head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle holiday planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: stroll through Castlefergus Equestrian, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip app .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Dingle in July, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

County Clare, Ennis, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 23rd (Thu), find something for the whole family at Westport House, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Westport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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