15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + bus:  18​h
1
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Kylemore
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Travel:  6​h 15​min
6
Wexford
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then stroll through Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip tool .

Houston, USA to Killarney is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Houston in May, with highs in Killarney at 59°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kylemore.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle Marina Dive Centre has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then see some colorful creatures with Dingle Marina Dive Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle road trip site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Marina Dive Centre ©
Dingle Marina Dive Centre

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
The Adventure Islands has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Valley, and then get in touch with nature with The Adventure Islands. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Westport vacation maker .

You can drive from Killarney to Westport in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kylemore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Lost Valley, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

2
nights
Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lettergesh Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, and then stroll through Glassilaun Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kylemore route planner.

Drive from Westport to Kylemore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lettergesh Beach, Glassilaun Beach, Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Highlights from your plan
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Kylemore to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

1
night
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, and then enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, explore the historical opulence of Huntington Castle, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wexford trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Wexford. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Waterford, Curracloe Beach, Loftus Hall, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Loftus Hall ©
Loftus Hall

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seapoint Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Wexford to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Wexford in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach

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