14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Waterford
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
End: Hartford

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Irish Family History Centre, National Archives of Ireland, Temple Bar, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at Bru na Boinne and Guinness Storehouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and St. Michan's Church. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Irish Military War Museum & Family Park in Starinagh, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol and take an in-depth tour of Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin route planning site .

Hartford, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Hartford to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hartford in September, expect Dublin to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, look for gifts at The Irish Handmade Glass Company, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, then steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House, then explore the historical opulence of Ormond Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and finally wander the streets of The Apple Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Waterford attractions tool .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Curraghmore House, Ormond Castle, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
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Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle
Curraghmore House ©
Curraghmore House

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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 22nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, get to know the fascinating history of Carrigfadda Hill Walk, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of James Fort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kinsale, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Cathedral and Staigue Fort. Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Holy Cross Church. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Skibbereen Heritage Centre (in Skibbereen) and Gougane Barra Church (in Gougane Barra). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, stop by Aran Sweater Market, hike along Old Kenmare Road, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Skibbereen Heritage Centre, Holy Cross Church, Gougane Barra Church, Staigue Fort
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, steep yourself in history at Leacanabuaile Fort, then take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, then steep yourself in history at Riasc, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

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