14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newcastle
train + Fly:  28​h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  1​h 45​min
6
Inishmore
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Newcastle

2
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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Sheridans. Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and examine the collection at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin online trip itinerary builder .

Newcastle, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Newcastle to Dublin. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newcastle in August since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, then look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, and finally look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Great Blasket Island and St.James Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Inch Beach and Conor Pass. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, and get a taste of the local shopping with John Weldon Jewellers.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle attractions planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

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 14th (Tue): look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills Shop, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liscannor planning app .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lahinch
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
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 15th (Wed): stop by Aran Sweater Market, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip maker tool .

Getting from Liscannor to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Inishmore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market

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