14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Westport
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: New York City

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.
Dublin is known for sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, and see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation builder.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kells Priory
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of The Burren and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, and then Head underground at Doolin Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Killarney to Liscannor with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doolin, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then make a trip to The Coffin Ship. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Westport House & Gardens, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Liscannor to Westport with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Ballintubber Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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