14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): stop by The Woollen Market, stroll through Hag's Head, trek along Burren way, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip planner.

Boston, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Liscannor, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boston in May: highs in Liscannor hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, then go for a walk through Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney route planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

Marble City

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 14th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hawkeye School of Falconry.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip site.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin — 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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