15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
1
Cork
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
8
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Manchester

few
hours
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to University College Cork (UCC) and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Cork is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Killarney itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
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 1st (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, make a trip to Shannon Heritage, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip planner.

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Limerick sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty, Castlefergus Equestrian
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then look for gifts at The Rock Shop.

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Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop

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 5th (Sat): make a trip to Eyre Square, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway day trip app.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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 7th (Mon), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally trek along Nore Valley Walking Route.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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