14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Wicklow
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Cork
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planning tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Wicklow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Walking tours
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. On the 23rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Mount Usher Gardens, browse the exhibits of Russborough House, and then hike along The Wicklow Way. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Powerscourt Gardens and House, explore the different monuments and memorials at The German Military Cemetery, then take a memorable drive along Sally Gap, and finally trek along Devils Glen.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Wicklow attractions tool.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Wicklow in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Wicklow, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wicklow

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Russborough House ©
Russborough House

1
night
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.
To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC).

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip builder tool.

Getting from Cork to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Galway City Karting and then walk around Eyre Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway travel itinerary planner.

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 a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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