15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Kilkenny is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Kilkenny is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Frankfurt in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then stroll through Castlefergus Equestrian.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Limerick trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kilkenny to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, and then get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder tool.

Drive from Limerick to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Cobh Heritage Centre, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, make a trip to Ladies' View, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 5th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dingle day trip planning tool.

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. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. On the next day, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of The Cong Heritage Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway route planner.

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Cong
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then stroll through Rosses Point Loop Walk, and finally admire the sheer force of Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sligo attractions site.

Drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Sligo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rosses Point Loop Walk, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glendalough Cathedral and Bru na Boinne. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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