14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Galway
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Books Upstairs as well as Mulligan's. Visiting Dublin Mountains and Sugarloaf Mountain will get you outdoors. The Mill at Avoca Village and Fore Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Loughcrew Cairns (in Oldcastle), Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh) and Donaghmore Round Tower (in Navan). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, get engrossed in the history at Irish Family History Centre, see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Colmcille's Church.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions app .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fore Abbey, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Loughcrew Cairns, Portmarnock Beach, The Mill at Avoca Village
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The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Loughcrew Cairns ©
Loughcrew Cairns
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach

3
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then contemplate the long history of The Tholsel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, then explore the galleries of The Kilkenny Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfane Church, and finally stroll through The Barrow Way.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny attractions planning site .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ormond Castle, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 19th (Thu), trek along Hag's Head, then take a leisurely stroll along Doolin Pier, then admire the natural beauty at Doolin Garden and Nursery, and finally stop by The Doolin Chocolate Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then kick back and relax at Doughmore Bay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Doolin online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Doolin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Doolin sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doughmore Bay, Caher Valley Loop, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Spanish Point Beach, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
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Doolin Pitch & Putt ©
Doolin Pitch & Putt
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

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nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): look for gifts at The Woollen Market, get into the urban bustle at Glor Irish Music Centre, and then examine the collection at Thomas Fitzgerald Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Woodstock Golf Club, enjoy some diversion at TULLASSA RANGE, delve into the distant past at Killone Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clare Abbey, and finally appreciate the history behind Daniel O'Connell Monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ennis trip planner .

Drive from Doolin to Ennis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Shopping Golf

Side Trip

Thomas Fitzgerald Center
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Killone Abbey ©
Killone Abbey
Clare Abbey ©
Clare Abbey
Thomas Fitzgerald Center ©
Thomas Fitzgerald Center

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Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, then admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galway driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Ennis to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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