14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route builder

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Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin sightseeing planner.

Paris, France to Dublin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Dublin is minus 1 hour. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 18th (Sat), grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, stroll through Curraghduff Farm, and then let little ones run wild at The Wild West Indoor Play Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, and then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Westport, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Doolin side-trips: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Corofin (Burren National Park & The Farmyard). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, make a trip to Poulnabrone Dolmen, and stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

To plan Doolin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Westport to Doolin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Waterford

— 2 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to The Viking Triangle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Mayfield Birds of Prey, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Waterford online route builder.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Waterford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

Kilkenny

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then stroll through Castlecomer Discovery Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and then gain some tasty knowledge on Royal Oak Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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.