14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, and then look for gifts at Cleo Knitwear. On your second day here, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stop by Kevin & Howlin, and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Dublin is 5 hours. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Kittys cabin, look for gifts at Darcys Treasures, and then identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny online trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kittys cabin ©
Kittys cabin
Darcys Treasures ©
Darcys Treasures

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Kinsale Silver, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kinsale are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale ©
Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Strand House Cafe, then enjoy the music at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kinsale to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop ©

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Galway

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then look for gifts at McCarthy's Jewellery Shop, and finally browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, then look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold, and finally look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway holiday planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dingle in January, with highs in Galway at 43°F and lows at 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
OMG Zhivago ©
OMG Zhivago
Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge. ©
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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Dublin

Dublin ©

Fair City

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old World New and Portmarnock Beach. Enjoy Dublin some more: wander the streets of Temple Bar, look for gifts at MayFly, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dollymount Strand, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dublin Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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