14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Midleton
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Port of Spain, Trinidad

1
night
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 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at The Old Jameson Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dublin Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder.

If you are flying in from Trinidad and Tobago, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mulranny Strand and Renvyle Beach. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to O`Dalaigh Jewellers (in Clifden), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Dromoland Castle Golf Club (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and Spas & Wellness (in Lahinch). The adventure continues: look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Galway sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Renvyle Beach, O`Dalaigh Jewellers, Dromoland Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Mulranny Strand
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Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
OMG Zhivago ©
OMG Zhivago

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Killarney National Park and Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Spas & Wellness (in Kenmare), The WhiteHouse Gallery (in Kilcrohane), Rattoo Round Tower (in Tralee) and The Nuns Beach (in Ballybunion). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney vacation builder.

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Midleton.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Rattoo Round Tower, The Nuns Beach
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Midleton

Midleton ©
Midleton, is a town in south-eastern County Cork, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Stephen Pearce, then kick back and relax at Ballynamona Beach, and then look for gifts at Kinsale Silver. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Jameson Experience, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Midleton itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Killarney to Midleton with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Midleton are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C.

Things to do in Midleton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cork, Kinsale Silver, Stephen Pearce
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Stephen Pearce ©
Stephen Pearce

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