14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive to Cork Airport, Fly to Porto Alegre

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Dublin — 5 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temple Bar and Guinness Storehouse. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dundrum Town Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online day trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Dublin. Traveling from Porto Alegre in December, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 10°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu), take a stroll around Visual Carlow, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and then look for gifts at Patrick Donald Photography Gallery. On the next day, stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, view the masterpieces at Valerie Walshe Contemporary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny route maker website.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Waterford.
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Waterford — 2 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 10th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, look for gifts at BEBHINN, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Viking Sword & Longboat.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Waterford trip builder app.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Waterford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 3 nights

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Gallery Kinsale are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Turkish Delights and Giles Norman Photography Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Ballymaloe Grainstore (in Shanagarry) and Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Boathouse Gallery, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kinsale are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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