14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Whitethorn Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Lavelle Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then view the masterpieces at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Sky Rd.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Clifden online attractions planner .

Phoenix, USA to Clifden is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Roundstone Ceramics, Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery
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Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then take in the exciting artwork at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and finally stop by Standun. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Vanda Art Gallery, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Claregalway Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Spiddal, Claregalway Castle, Tyrone House
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design, shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, then examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then take in the exciting artwork at Tig Aine, and finally explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dingle holiday builder website .

Getting from Galway to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tig Aine, Penny's Pottery, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive
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The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Tig Aine ©
Tig Aine

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 30th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, get a taste of the local shopping with Norman McCloskey Photography, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the ancient world of Uragh Stone Circle, and then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Uragh Stone Circle
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
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.
On the 1st (Sat), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally shop like a local with Rohan Reilly Photography. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Gallery Kinsale, and finally stop by Koko.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cork driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, shop like a local with The Blackbird Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip site .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trip

Hall of the Vicars Choral
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Hall of the Vicars Choral ©
Hall of the Vicars Choral
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library and then see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin vacation website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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