15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Dublin

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, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin tour builder app .

Charlotte, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for much colder days in Dublin, with highs around 66°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Kilkenny

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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Beara Way, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then stroll through Muckross House.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip builder .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 13th (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island, and finally get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Liscannor

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Liscannor tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

The Burren, Aillwee Cave, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Galway

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum and then trek along The Wormhole.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway travel planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Wormhole, The Woollen Market, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

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