15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly + bus:  14​h
1
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h 15​min
End: Ottawa, Canada


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1
day
Liscannor, Ireland

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher, Caherconnell Stone Fort and Dolphinwatch. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor tour itinerary planner

Ottawa, Canada to Liscannor is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Liscannor. While traveling from Ottawa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Liscannor, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Caherconnell Stone Fort, Dolphinwatch
Highlights from your plan
Caherconnell Stone Fort ©
Caherconnell Stone Fort
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle to go to Killarney and see Killarney National Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online travel planner

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Black Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see photos and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway and then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills tour itinerary website

You can drive from Kilkenny to Bushmills in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
River Bush ©
River Bush

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner

Drive from Bushmills to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bushmills in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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