With two weeks to spend, you can see as much of Ireland as you'd like—classic highlights and remote wonders alike—plus exploration of Northern Ireland. Take a road trip that includes key attractions, like the Cliffs of Moher and Ring of Kerry, or focus your time on one region—for example, you can drive the Wild Atlantic Way, hike the Dingle Peninsula, or bike the windswept coastal landscapes of the north.

Itinerary #1: Classic Ireland Road Trip

Grab the car keys and hit the road for this wide-ranging adventure that takes you to islands, castles, national parks, the scenic Ring of Kerry, and the amazing Cliffs of Moher, to name just a few highlights.

Picture-perfect scenery in Killarney National Park
A quiet road in Killarney National Park
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dublin Dublin
Day 2 Explore Glendalough Trail Laragh
Day 3 Travel to Cork via the Rock of Cashel Cork
Day 4 Travel to Killarney via Kinsale Killarney
Day 5 Tour Killarney Killarney
Day 6 Visit the Ring of Kerry Killarney
Day 7 Explore Dingle Peninsula Killarney
Day 8 Stroll the Cliffs of Moher Doolin
Day 9 Travel to Galway Galway
Day 10 Discover Inis Mor Island Doolin
Day 11 Hike Connemara National Park Westport
Day 12 Travel to Westport & Derry Londonderry
Day 13 Drive the Antrim Coastline & Giants Causeway Belfast
Day 14 Departure From Dublin  

Start the trip in Dublin, then go for a hike on Glendalough Trail on Day 2 before driving to Cork, stopping to see the Rock of Cashel on the way. Then it's off to Killarney on Day 4. You'll spend a few days in the area, touring Killarney Castle and detouring to the scenic Ring of Kerry on Day 6. Explore the Dingle Peninsula on Day 7, returning to Killarney to sleep.

Midway through the trip, depart Killarney and drive toward Doolin, getting out of the car to walk along the striking Cliffs of Moher. Continue on to Galway, where you'll have time to explore the city before heading out to Inis Mor Island. You'll visit two national parks in the next few days: Connemara National Park and Glenveagh National Park. Then enjoy the last day's drive along the beautiful Antrim coastline, including a visit to the geological wonders of Giants Causeway, before ending up in Belfast, where you'll spend the last night of the itinerary. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Hiking the Dingle Way & Slea Head

On this outdoorsy itinerary, you'll walk along steep cliffs, explore picturesque villages, relax on remote beaches, and hike to the summit of Mount Brandon.

A coastal path on the Dingle Peninsula
A coastal path on the Dingle Peninsula
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Tralee - Explore Tralee
Day 2 Tralee to Camp via the Dingle Way Camp
Day 3 Visit Inch Beach as you Hike to Annascaul Annascaul
Day 4 Explore Annascaul's Mountains and Beaches Annascaul
Day 5 Walk to Dingle with Views of Connor Pass Dingle Town
Day 6 Explore the Town of Dingle Dingle Town
Day 7 Speedboat to the Blasket Islands Dingle Town
Day 8 See "Beehive" Huts on the Way to Dunquin Dunquin
Day 9 Visit the Irish-speaking Village of Ballydavid Ballydavid
Day 10 Cross Brandon Massif to Cloghane Cloghane
Day 11 Summit Mount Brandon Cloghane
Day 12 Cloghane to Castlegregory via Fermoyle Beach Castlegregory
Day 13 Return to Tralee Tralee
Day 14 Depart  

The adventure begins in Tralee in County Kerry. Get some rest before the next day's hike along the Dingle Way to Camp. Spend some time relaxing on Inca Beach, a stop along the hike to Annascaul on Day 3. You'll explore the mountains and beaches around Annascaul before continuing on to Dingle Town. Base yourself in this colorful village for the next few nights, day-tripping to the Blasket Islands on a speedboat on Day 7.

You'll continue onto Slea Head midway through the trip, seeing "beehive" huts—ancient dwellings made with stone—on your way to Dunquin. The walk takes you to the Irish-speaking village of Ballydavid next, then along Brandon Massif to Cloghane. Spend the night there before hiking to the summit of Mount Brandon on Day 11. Finish up the trip with a walk along Fermoyle Beach to Castlegregory, where you'll rest for the night. Head back to Tralee on Day 13, and enjoy one last Irish-style meal in town before ending the trip on Day 14. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Cycle the Northern Ireland Coast

Pedal your way across Northern Ireland on this active trip plan that features a bike ride—ranging from easy 15-mile loops to more rigorous 32-mile routes—every day for two weeks.

Cycling on country roads
Cycling on Irish country roads
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Donegal Town Donegal
Day 2 Ride to Killybegs- 24 miles  Killybegs
Day 3 Ride to Glencolmbkille - 39 miles   Glencolumbkille
Day 4 Ride to Glenties- 25 miles  Glenties
Day 5 Portnoo Loop Ride- 32 miles  Glenties
Day 6 Ride to Annagry- 28 miles  Anagaire
Day 7 Ride to Letterkenny- 27 miles  Letterkenny
Day 8 Ride to Derry- 27 miles  Derry
Day 9 Ride to Moville- 23 miles  Moville
Day 10 Ride to Portstewart - 23 miles  Portstewart
Day 11  Giant's Causeway & Ballycastle - 21 miles Ballycastle
Day 12 Ride to Cushendall - 18 miles  Cushendall
Day 13 Glens of Antrim Loop Ride - 15 miles Cushendall
Day 14 Departure  

Begin the trip in Donegal Town. You'll get fitted for a bike before taking off on the 24-mile ride to Killybegs on Day 2, enjoying views of Donegal Bay along the journey. Rest before the next day's long ride to Glencolmbkille. You'll stop to see the cliffs at Slieve League during the trip. Continue on to Glenties and do the Portnoo Loop Ride—a 32-mile ride past historic forts and stone landmarks—on Day five. The 28-mile cycle to Annagry, up next, offers views of uninhabited islands off the coast.

At the halfway point of the trip, you'll overnight in Letterkenny, then ride to Derry (27 miles), Moville (23 miles), and Portstewart (23 miles). From there, you'll pedal to Giant's Causeway—one of Ireland's great natural landmarks—and Ballycastle. The trip wraps up with a relatively easy 18-mile cycle to Cushendall, where you'll spend the night and the beautiful 15-mile Glens of Antrim Loop. Relax in Cushendall on the last night of the trip before returning your bike and heading out on day 14. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Wild Atlantic Way Self-Drive Adventure

Drive past dramatic scenery, from windswept cliffs to secluded beaches, on this awe-inspiring road trip along one of the world's longest coastal routes.

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Dublin Dublin
Day 2 Tour the Rock of Cashel - Cork Cork
Day 3 Cork to Kenmare (the Sheep's Head Loop drive) Kenmare
Day 4 Beara Way & Gleninchaquinn Park Kenmare
Day 5 Ring of Kerry to Dingle Dingle Town
Day 6 Dingle Free Day Dingle Town
Day 7 Cliffs of Moher Doolin
Day 8 Explore Galway Galway
Day 9 Connemara National Park & Clifden Clifden, Co Galway
Day 10 Sky Road Cycle/hike Westport
Day 11 Achill Island Westport
Day 12 Westport to Donegal Town Donegal
Day 13 Slieve League and back to Dublin Dublin
Day 14 Departure  

After one afternoon and evening in Dublin, you'll take to the open road on Day 2. Drive to the Rock of Cashel, then continue on to Cork, where you'll spend the night. The scenic Sheep's Head Loop drive awaits on Day 3; you'll overnight in Kenmare for the next two nights, exploring Beara Way and Gleninchaquinn Park during the day. Then drive along the Ring of Kerry to colorful Dingle Town, where you'll have a free day to explore and relax.

The itinerary continues with a drive to the incredible Cliffs of Moher, where you'll get out of the car to explore the landscape on foot. Spend the night in Doolin before sightseeing in Galway on Day 8. Continue on to Connemara National Park and Clifden. On Day 10, you'll take a break from driving and cycle the ten-mile Sky Road loop, soaking up spectacular views over the Atlantic and the islands offshore. The end of the trip features a few highlights: a trip to Achill Island, a visit to the Neolithic ruins at Ceide Fields, and a stop at the towering cliffs of Slieve League. Circle back to Dublin to return the rental car and have one last night on the town before flying out. Learn more

More Great Ireland Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Ireland? Check out these other Ireland itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights. 


Map of 2 Weeks in Ireland - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 2 Weeks in Ireland - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas