14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  24​h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Ventry
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Perth

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 inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

Perth, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Perth, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sligo vacation maker .

Getting from Dublin to Sligo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Lissadell House ©
Lissadell House

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Galway's West End, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and then indulge your taste buds at The Olde Brewery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ventry.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
The Olde Brewery ©
The Olde Brewery

2
nights
Ventry

Ventry ©
Ventry, an anglicization of Fionntrá, is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. Visit Skellig Michael and Gallarus Oratory for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Ventry to Inch to see Inch Beach about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Ventry trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Galway to Ventry by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ventry

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle, County Kerry, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

3
nights
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.
Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Loftus Hall (in Hook Head) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder tool .

Getting from Ventry to Kilkenny by car takes about 4 hours. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Loftus Hall, Curracloe Beach, Rock of Cashel, Hook Lighthouse
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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