15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  13 h
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
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 16th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Galway Crafts and Collectables, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally step into the grandiose world of Claregalway Castle. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, you will find days in Galway are colder (59°F), and nights are slightly colder (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Limerick day trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Holy Trinity Abbey Church
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, then take an unorthodox tour of Dun Chaoin Pier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle online day trip planner.

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dingle are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dun Chaoin Pier, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

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 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle, contemplate the long history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, then don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and then meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park.

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Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh Cathedral, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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 25th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, and finally examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cashel, Waterford
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Cathedral and Bru na Boinne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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