14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Dublinia and then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Galway

— 3 nights

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.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, walk around Eyre Square, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally explore the activities along Galway Bay.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Liscannor

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
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 Torc Mountain Walk and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross Abbey. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Castlecove to see Staigue Fort about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Ring of Kerry, hike along The Kerry Way, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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 (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at The English Market, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip builder app.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Kilkenny

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hook Lighthouse and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Ferns Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.