14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
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): view the masterpieces at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Roundstone Ceramics, and then explore the galleries of Whitethorn Gallery. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Lavelle Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio, and finally make a trip to Sky Rd.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Clifden trip itinerary builder.

Phoenix, USA to Clifden is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Clifden is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Roundstone Ceramics, Fionnghlas Thiar Gallery & Studio
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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.
Kick off your visit 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 view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, and finally look for gifts at Standun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): explore the galleries of Vanda Art Gallery, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, then delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Claregalway Castle.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spiddal, Claregalway Castle, Tyrone House
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then take in the exciting artwork at Tig Aine, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Penny's Pottery, Tig Aine
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
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, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then make a trip to Uragh Stone Circle, and then cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kenmare, Ring of Kerry, Uragh Stone Circle
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:
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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, hunt for treasures at The English Market, then admire the landmark architecture of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally explore the galleries of Rohan Reilly Photography. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, and finally stop by Koko.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cork trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:
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Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online holiday maker.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the bus 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 ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Hall of the Vicars Choral ©
Hall of the Vicars Choral

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.
Start 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 get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and finally delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty and then see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up 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 ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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