14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + 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
+5
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Wicklow Mountains National Park for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of Áras an Uachtaráin, take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planning website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Dublin to be much colder, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then stroll through The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, then head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Westport by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive 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
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Slea Head Drive and then step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

Discover how to plan a Dingle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dingle takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive 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
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Ross Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Staigue Fort in Castlecove--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. 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, Staigue Fort, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kerry Cliffs
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive 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): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

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