15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Wexford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Dublin is 8 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 18th (Sat), ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Westport driving holiday planning website .

Drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Lost Valley, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Salthill Beaches. Popular historic sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Corcomroe Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Fanore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, and finally stroll through Curracloe Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park, explore the galleries of Hook Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wexford online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Wexford takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Galway in July since evenings lows in Wexford dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish National Heritage Park, Hook Lighthouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Garden. Museum-lovers will get to explore King of the Vikings VR and Medieval Mile Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny day trip planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Mayfield Birds of Prey, King of the Vikings VR
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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