14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork road trip planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Cork is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Cork, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Cork hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Popular historic sites such as Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Ross Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Banna Strand and Conor Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Inch Beach (in Inch) and Fermoyle Beach (in Dingle). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, make a trip to Ladies' View, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and get outside with Ring of Kerry.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Killarney tour site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fermoyle Beach, Inch Beach, Ring of Kerry, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Conor Pass
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Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Banna Strand
Banna Strand

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then explore by horseback at Castlefergus Equestrian, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dromoland Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Limerick trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Dromoland Castle
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Liscannor online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doolin, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Lahinch Beach
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

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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 24th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, and then look for gifts at The Quiet Cailin Studios. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Lynch's Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galway route maker website .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cong
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, stop by Smithwick's Retail Store, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip maker .

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Popular historic sites such as Bru na Boinne and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Guinness Storehouse. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planning app .

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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