15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Inchydoney Beach and Cobh Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Charles Fort and Rohan Reilly Photography. Change things up with a short trip to Kinsale Crystal in Kinsale (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, hunt for treasures at The English Market, explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder tool .

London, UK to Cork is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cork, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh Cathedral, Inchydoney Beach
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Inch Beach in Inch--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney online vacation planner .

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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. On the 13th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, and then shop like a local with Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liscannor tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Burren National Park, Doolin Cave, Fanore Beach, Burren Perfumery
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hore Abbey and Hook Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jerpoint Abbey and Cahir Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Reginald's Tower (in Waterford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and stroll through Curracloe Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Liscannor to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Reginald's Tower, Cahir Castle, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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.
Bru na Boinne and Glendalough Monastic Settlement will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, and shop like a local with Grafton Street.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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