15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland attractions planner

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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilbeggan
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Letterfrack
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 1 night
Drive
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Adare
— 1 night
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Kenmare
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 1 night
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, and then snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge. On the next day, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, then get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Denver, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dublin when traveling from Denver in December, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilbeggan.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Kilbeggan

Kilbeggan is the main town in Barony of Moycashel, County Westmeath, Ireland.GeographyKilbeggan is situated on the River Brosna, in the south of County Westmeath. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Old Kilbeggan Distillery.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilbeggan travel route builder app.

Drive from Dublin to Kilbeggan in 1.5 hours. December in Kilbeggan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Letterfrack.

Things to do in Kilbeggan

Breweries & Distilleries

Letterfrack

— 2 nights
Letterfrack or Letterfrac is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. On the 28th (Mon), stop by Cottage Handcrafts, then contemplate the waterfront views at Killary Fjord, and then explore the striking landscape at Diamond Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at Connemara Seaweed Baths, then take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lettergesh Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Letterfrack tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilbeggan to Letterfrack takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Letterfrack

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Galway

— 1 night

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 30th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Letterfrack to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature

Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Doolin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Adare.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Adare

— 1 night
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Adare trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Adare takes 1.5 hours. December in Adare sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Kenmare on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife

Kenmare

— 2 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 1st (Fri), trek along Beara Way, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience, and finally relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kenmare road trip planning app.

You can drive from Adare to Kenmare in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kenmare are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cork

— 1 night

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Cork sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kilkenny

— 1 night

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 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny holiday website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dublin

— 2 nights

Fair City

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

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.