15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland travel route planner

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Westport
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and then stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Westport day trip planner.

London, UK to Westport is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Westport: highs are around 19°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Lia Arann, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Westport to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Doolin trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In August in Doolin, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, gain some tasty knowledge on Micil Distillery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Galway Atlantaquaria, and finally stroll around Eyre Square.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning site.

Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 3rd (Fri), cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Eask Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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 5th (Sun): stroll around Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, trek along Waterford Greenway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Dublin

— 4 nights

Fair City

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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning site.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.