14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
3
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Zurich

4
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.
Let the collections at Chester Beatty and Dublin Castle capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bru na Boinne and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Wicklow, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Dublin at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hore Abbey and Jerpoint Abbey. Visit Cahir Castle and Rock of Cashel for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip maker tool .

Take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cashel, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse, Cahir Castle, Curracloe Beach
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Gallarus Oratory. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Banna Strand and Inch Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Blackwater Woodturners (in Kenmare) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, make a trip to Ladies' View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Killarney day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle, Banna Strand, Inch Beach, Ring of Kerry, Blackwater Woodturners
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Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 29th (Thu): hunt for treasures at The English Market, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cork tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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