14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cork
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
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 16th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): walk around Burren National Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Galway is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Galway due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Galway reach 19°C and lows reach 12°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, Aughnanure Castle, Royal Abbey of Cong, Loughwell Farm Park, Burren National Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder .

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Banna Strand
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Charles Fort and Blarney Castle & Gardens. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Drombeg Stone Circle and James Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Michael Collins Centre (in Clonakilty), Clonea Beach (in Dungarvan) and St. Patrick's Well (in Clonmel). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, contemplate the long history of Camden Fort Meagher, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, and appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Drombeg Stone Circle, Annie Moore Monument, Rock of Cashel, Michael Collins Centre
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wicklow Mountains National Park and National Botanic Gardens. Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Smithwick's Experience & Kilkenny Castle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning site .

Getting from Cork to Dublin by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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