14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 1 day
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  34 h
End: Brisbane

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), wander the streets of Temple Bar, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brisbane, Australia to Dublin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Dublin. When traveling from Brisbane in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Dublin, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny custom trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in June, with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, explore the historical opulence of Dunguaire Castle, and then stroll through Eyre Square.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Ballycotton Cliff Walk, then browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, and then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
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Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Barleycove Beach and The Ewe Experience. Popular historic sites such as Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to The WhiteHouse Gallery in Kilcrohane--about 1:25 hours away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, make a trip to Ladies' View, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Barleycove Beach, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, The Ewe Experience
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 2nd (Sun), get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, then meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, then see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by taxi from Killarney to Dingle takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

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