14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Cong
— 1 night
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Bunratty
— 2 nights
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Wexford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 4 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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum for their historical value. Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 29th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Dublinia, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Cong

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Abbaye de Cong.

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Getting from Dublin to Cong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cong, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Bunratty

— 2 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get outside with Dromoland Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, then examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally steep yourself in history at Quin Abbey.

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Getting from Cong to Bunratty by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bunratty are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Rescue Ireland, then identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, and finally contemplate the long history of The Bull Ring. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Secret Valley Wildlife Park.

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Drive from Bunratty to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Wexford, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 and learn at Reginald's Tower and VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY. Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Capuchin Friary are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Mayfield Birds of Prey in Kilmacthomas (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner.

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Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

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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.