Are you planning your dream trip to Ireland? At Ireland Luxury Travel we want to ensure you get to see as much of our stunning island as possible during your 2 week stay!
Read on for Ireland Luxury Travel’s Best Ireland itinerary for 2 weeks.
Best Ireland Itinerary for 2 weeks
Day 1: Dublin city
Let your airport transfer take you to your city centre hotel. We will request an early check in so you can sit back and relax after your flight.
Once you’re well rested, take a relaxed stroll to Trinity College where you’ll see the famous Book of Kells Exhibition.
Explore the unique streets of the city centre on a private guided walking tour and discover the fascinating history of the city.
Day 2: Dublin city
Start your day with a guided tour of the historic Kilmainham Gaol; Kilmainham imprisoned many Irish leaders during the Irish War of Independence and has been at the centre of Ireland’s history ever since.
Next up is the Guinness Storehouse – the home of the black stuff! As one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions, this is an unforgettable place to begin your Irish adventure. Take part in interactive experiences and reward yourself with a pint of perfection in the world-famous Gravity Bar.
In the evening, experience Irish folklore and storytelling and enjoy a traditional Irish dinner.
Day 3: Kinsale
Collect your rental car and head south west through the midlands of Ireland.
Visit the Blarney Castle, kiss the famous Blarney Stone and enjoy some shopping in Blarney Woollen Mills.
Continue to the charming seaside town of Kinsale – the gateway to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
Choose to eat in an award-winning seafood restaurant or choose from the wonderful selection of places to eat on Kinsale’s culinary trail.
Day 4: Kinsale
Spend your day exploring Kinsale town – one of many colourful gems strung along the coastline of County Cork.
Labelled as the gourmet centre of southwest Ireland, Kinsale is the perfect spot to take part in a guided food and drinks tour and meet the passionate characters behind the produce.
Day 5: Killarney
On day 5, travel along the coast road and experience the first stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way. Keep an eye out for the authentic Irish villages along the way.
Visit the 13th Century Baltimore Castle and Piracy Visitor’s Centre and have a shellfish lunch looking over the harbour.
Continue your scenic drive along the coast and visit the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry.
Next up are the stunning Cork & Kerry Mountains – head over the mountains and enjoy the view!
Settle into your luxurious Kerry hotel and relax for the evening.
Day 6: the ring of kerry
Experience the raw beauty of one of the country’s most scenic routes – the Ring of Kerry. The combination of rugged sea, spectacular mountains and small traditional villages will not fail to impress.
Prepare to experience Skellig Michael – a rocky island with an abandoned 7th century Christian Monastery and the film location of the last two Star Wars movies!
Take a private walking tour of the Bray Head Loop in County Kerry and take a glimpse of the simply breath-taking views.
Day 7: Kerry to Clare (via Wild Atlantic Way)
Making your way towards Clare and visit the second of the Kerry peninsulas: Dingle.
This remote area is steeped in authentic Irish culture and the locals speak Irish as their first language. Famous for its stunning sea views and remote landscape, stopping off in Dingle town for and enjoying a fresh fish and chips is a must!
Push on west past Dingle to the Slea Head Drive towards Ventry Beach – the views of the Wild Blasket Islands are simply mesmerising.
Carry on towards the ferry at Tarbert that will bring you to Clare and make your way to the 5* Castle Estate.
Day 8: Castle Estate Activities Day
Enjoy the fantastic facilities at the 5* Castle Estate. Take a shot at archery, falconry or fishing. Explore the ancient woodlands on foot or by bike. Or, simply make the most of the wonderful spa facilities.
Day 9: Clare to Galway (via Wild Atlantic Way)
Drive towards Loop Head and visit the most westerly point of Clare. Make your way along the coast road and make a pit spot in Lahinch or Doolin – famous for their traditional Irish music and great pub culture.
Continue to explore the coastal sites that surround you and make sure not to miss the famous Cliffs of Moher!
Make your way to Galway and check in to your luxury hotel for an evening of relaxation and delicious food.
Day 10: Galway city
Galway City is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and colourful cities; full of artistic poets, wild traditional musicians and locals who are famed for their food and hospitality.
Embrace the culture heart of Ireland with its street entertainment and renowned Irish pubs or taste deluxe Irish whiskeys on The Whiskey Trails Tour. Looking for some down time? Stroll along the beach of Salthill – just a short walk from Galway city centre.
Day 11: Donegal
Make you way directly towards Sligo town, home of Nobel Prize winning poet WB Yeats. Discover the creative space of the Yeats Memorial Building and the stunning scenery of the Sligo coast.
Heading along the coast road, take in the Mullaghmore Head – a paradise for surfers with a reputation for gigantic ‘prowler’ waves.
Don’t miss the view of the Benbulben mountain – Ireland’s ‘Table Mountain’.
Continue towards your luxury Donegal accommodation and rest after your wild Atlantic Way drive.
Day 12: Antrim to Belfast
The simply stunning town of Antrim will be your next stop; Antrim was the filming location for the famous Game of Thrones!
Heading for the Antrim coast, take in the seaside town of Portrush, famous for its beaches and golf courses.
Tired of driving? Take a break and stretch your legs at the famous Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle.
Make your way directly to Belfast to settle into your hotel.
Day 13: Belfast
On your second day in Northern Ireland, visit the Titanic Experience and relive the last days of the fateful maiden voyage.
Northern Ireland contains arguably the most famous political murals which have become symbols of Northern Island, depicting the region’s past and present divisions – be sure not to miss them!
Day 14: Wicklow
Head east towards Dublin and explore the ancient Boyne Valley – the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. First visit Newgrange – the best-known monument of the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne.
Explore the site of the famous Battle of the Boyne and Oldbridge House visitor’s centre – here you will discover the story of the historic battle.
Make your way to Wicklow and discover the world-famous estate: Powerscourt Estate, House & Gardens. Take your time to unwind and enjoy the formal gardens, sweeping terraces and secret hollows.
On your final day, enjoy the 45-minute drive to Dublin airport for your flight home and bring your memories of Ireland with you!
We hope you enjoyed Ireland Luxury Travel’s Best Ireland itinerary for 2 weeks.
Are you interested in visiting the Emerald Isle? Get in touch with our team who would be more than happy to put together a bespoke itinerary for your Irish vacation.