14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sacramento
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
3
Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Subway + Bus:  17 h 15 min
End: Sacramento

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin itinerary planner.

Sacramento, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sacramento to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sacramento in May: highs in Dublin hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
On the 12th (Tue), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny route maker site .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kilkenny when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park, then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace, pause for some photo ops at John Condon Memorial, then hike along Waterford Greenway, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Waterford trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Tintern Abbey, Irish National Heritage Park
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 15th (Fri), cruise along Slea Head Drive, then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden (in Lisdoonvarna) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, stop by Seoidin, and make a trip to Quay Street.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galway road trip planning website .

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Seoidin
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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