14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkee
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 1 night
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Dublin — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's still lots to do: walk around St Stephens Green, take a stroll through Temple Bar, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, and see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Dublin. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Kilkenny — 1 night

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 5th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, then surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle.

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You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Hill Farm, hike along Beara Way, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Attractions like Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dingle, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkee.
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Kilkee — 1 night

Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with Dolphinwatch, make a trip to The Pollock Holes, and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kilkee trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballyvaughan.
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Ballyvaughan — 2 nights

Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ballyvaughan day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kilkee to Ballyvaughan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Westport.
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Westport — 1 night

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, contemplate the long history of Westport House, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Westport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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