14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
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 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Killarney Falconry and then explore the striking landscape of Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney driving holiday website.

London, UK to Killarney is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Doolin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Inishmore, Ireland

— 1 night
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 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa and then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inishmore road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In March in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Curraghduff Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Galway online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Writers Museum. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Christ Church Cathedral. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): go for a walk through Causeway Coastal Route, kick back and relax at East Strand, and then trek along Causeway Coastal Walk. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway and then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

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Getting from Dublin to Bushmills by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dublin in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bushmills, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.