15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour builder

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Dublin
Drive
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Waterford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 1 night
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Dublin

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel route builder website.

Tampa, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Tampa in April: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Waterford

— 2 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at King of the Vikings and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stop by Hibernian Gifts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and finally cruise along Comeragh Drive.

Find out how to plan Waterford trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Waterford. You will leave for Cork on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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 5th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Corrin Hill and then get to know the fascinating history of Barnane Walk. On your second day here, examine the collection at Collins Barracks Museum, hike along Lee Fields, then stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ireland Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork journey planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cork, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Cork

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get in touch with nature at Dingle Boat Tours and Glenteenassig Forest Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Holden Leathergoods and Dun Chaoin Pier. There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Limerick

— 1 night
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 11th (Mon): look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection and then head outdoors with Flannerys.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Limerick trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Galway

— 1 night

City of the Tribes

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 (Tue), contemplate the long history of Athenry Dominican Priory.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galway trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Limerick in April, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Drummindoo Stud and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Quay Gallery and Gothic Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Scubadive West (in Renvyle), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Diamond Hill (in Letterfrack). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Aasleagh Falls, explore the activities along Killary Fjord, and hike along Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary app.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Dublin

— 1 night

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dublin tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.