15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland sightseeing planner

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Sligo
— 2 nights
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Clifden
— 5 nights
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Oughterard
— 2 nights
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Bantry
— 5 nights
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Sligo

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, and finally stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sligo travel itinerary planner.

Dublin to Sligo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clifden.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Clifden

— 5 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Connemara Seaweed Baths (in Letterfrack) and Leenane (The Sheep and Wool Centre, Killary Sheep Farm, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sky Rd, view the masterpieces at Roundstone Ceramics, steep yourself in history at Alcock and Brown Landing Site, and explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Clifden attractions planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oughterard.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Oughterard

— 2 nights
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oughterard: Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Glengowla Mines, take in the views from Quiet Man Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Curraghduff Farm, and step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oughterard route website.

You can drive from Clifden to Oughterard in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bantry.

Things to do in Oughterard

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Bantry

— 5 nights
Bantry is a town in the civil parish of Kilmocomoge in the barony of Bantry on the coast of West County Cork, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bantry: Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 1st (Wed) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island, stop by The Craft Shop, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bantry sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Oughterard to Bantry in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Bantry are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bantry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.