14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Donegal Town
Donegal Town
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Donegal Town — 2 nights

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Donegal Town: Glencolmcille Folk Village (in Glencolmcille) and Slieve League (in Carrick). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle and don't miss a visit to Fairy Bridges.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town itinerary planner.

Medford, USA to Donegal Town is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Medford to Donegal Town is 8 hours. While traveling from Medford, expect cooler days and about the same nights in Donegal Town, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cong.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Cong — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, head outdoors with Ireland's School of Falconry, look for gifts at The Quiet Cailin Studios, then see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cong trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Cong in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Donegal Town in September, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Cong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 8th (Fri), get outside with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle travel planner.

Drive from Cong to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cobh.
Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
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Cobh — 2 nights

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
You've now added Cobh Cathedral to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Fota House & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle, then head off the coast to Spike Island, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cobh trip builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Cobh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Cobh are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
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Dublin — 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cobh to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Mayo travel guide

Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Nightlife
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.