14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
Travel:  3 h 30 min
3
Louisburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h
End: New York City

3
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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Áras an Uachtaráin, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, and explore the galleries of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin visit planning website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inishmore tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of train and ferry from Dublin to Inishmore in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): cruise along Killadoon Standing Stone, identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, then admire the verdant scenery at Doolough Valley, and finally steep yourself in history at Murrisk Abbey.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Louisburgh day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Inishmore to Louisburgh with the Route module. August in Louisburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Killadoon Standing Stone, Doolough Valley, Murrisk Abbey
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Knappogue Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bunratty day trip tool.

Getting from Louisburgh to Bunratty by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Bunratty sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Caherconnell, Dromoland Castle, Quin Abbey, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb ©
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
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 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork itinerary planner.

Drive from Bunratty to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cork sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ferns Castle and Rothe House and Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & Enniscorthy Castle) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

Similar Plans

13 days in Ireland & Derry BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Ireland & Derry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Scotland BY A USER FROM INDIA January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA July, culture, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Ireland SEE PLAN July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans