14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 5 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: wander the streets of Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., stroll around Phoenix Park, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Durham, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in October, with highs in Dublin at 57°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Kilkenny

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Rothe House and Garden, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny route planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney online vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dingle day trip planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's much more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Doolin are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

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.