15 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Iceland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kansas City, United States

4
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Kerið and Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. The Settlement Center and Reykjavik Open Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Geysir to see Geysir Golf Course about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) immersed in therapeutic waters at a local thermal spa. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Yntri Tunga Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik online day trip planner .

Kansas City, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Reykjavik, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Reykjavik is much colder than Kansas City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Settlement Center, Ytri Tunga Beach, Kerið, Geysir Golf Course
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The Settlement Center ©
The Settlement Center
Reykjavik Open Air Museum ©
Reykjavik Open Air Museum
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
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 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, shop like a local with Peter Cox Photography Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then trek along Old Kenmare Road, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mary's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney online vacation maker .

You can fly from Reykjavik to Killarney in 10 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reykjavik in September, expect Killarney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 63°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Old Kenmare Road
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 7th (Mon), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then delve into the mystery of Dun Chaoin Pier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Dunquin, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On your second day here, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, then take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cashel, St. Patrick's Well
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and finally examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip maker .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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