14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Dublin

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Bru na Boinne and Powerscourt Gardens and House. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are much colder (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then experience rural life at The Lost Valley.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Westport itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Westport sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Lost Valley, Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive and then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dingle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey for their historical value. Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Ring of Kerry, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Staigue Fort, Kerry Cliffs
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

Plan my day in Cork using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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