15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Bus:  5 h
1
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Uggool Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at The Lost Valley.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Westport road trip planning app .

London, UK to Westport is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Westport to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Cave. Venture out of the city with trips to King John's Castle (in Limerick) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade and explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Galway route site .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle
Highlights from your plan
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Killarney National Park and Inch Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dingle (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, make a trip to Ladies' View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Spike Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork day trip planning app .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kilkenny Castle, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, then look for gifts at Smithwick's Retail Store, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Hore Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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 Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village), Trim Castle (in Trim) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin travel route builder app .

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in June, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle, 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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