15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + ferry:  11​h 45​min
End: Toronto

4
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. October in Dublin sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. On the next day, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then shop like a local with The Blackbird Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 9th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle sightseeing planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway visit planning site .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Ashford Castle, The Woollen Market, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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. Explore Liscannor's surroundings by going to Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (in Kilrush). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and stroll through Hag's Head.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Liscannor route planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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