15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Vale of Glendalough
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blarney
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
6
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Caherdaniel
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Liscannor
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Trim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Dublin
— Few hours
End: Dublin

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killiney Beach, O'Connell Street and The Temple Bar. On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculpture and then have a few drinks at The Temple Bar.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel route builder app

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Beaches Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Killiney Beach
Highlights from your plan
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street
The Temple Bar ©
The Temple Bar
The Famine Sculptures ©
The Famine Sculptures

few
hours
Vale of Glendalough

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Vale of Glendalough online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Vale of Glendalough sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glenmacnass Waterfall ©
Glenmacnass Waterfall

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.
Kilkenny Castle has been added to your itinerary. On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny route planning website .

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St Marys Cathedral ©
St Marys Cathedral
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Waterford trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

few
hours
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
To find out how to plan a trip to Blarney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Blarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Blarney are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes James Fort as well as Kinsale Heritage Walks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain interesting insight with Kinsale Heritage Walks and then take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary planner

Drive from Blarney to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll set off for Caherdaniel on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
James Fort ©
James Fort
Kinsale Heritage Walks ©
Kinsale Heritage Walks

few
hours
Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel ©
Caherdaniel is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring of Kerry. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Caherdaniel trip maker

You can drive from Kinsale to Caherdaniel in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Caherdaniel

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, McCarthy Mor Tower House - Ballinskellig Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallarus Oratory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Caherdaniel to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will leave for Limerick on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Riasc ©
Riasc
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): hike along Ballyhoura Walking Trails and then take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Limerick online trip planner .

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort
Highlights from your plan
Ballyhoura Walking Trails ©
Ballyhoura Walking Trails
Limerick Museum ©
Limerick Museum

few
hours
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip site .

Drive from Limerick to Liscannor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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.
Connemara National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trim.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Trim

Trim ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Boyne Valley Tours. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Boyne Valley Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Kells Sheep Centre, then tee off at Headfort Golf Club, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kells Monastic Site.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trim day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Galway to Trim in 2 hours. May in Trim sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Trim

Tours Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Kells, Boyne Valley Tours, Kells Sheep Centre
Highlights from your plan
Boyne Valley Tours ©
Boyne Valley Tours
Headfort Golf Club ©
Headfort Golf Club
Kells Sheep Centre ©
Kells Sheep Centre

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hours
Dublin

Dublin ©
Balcarrick Beach has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Powerscourt Gardens and House and Malahide Castle are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk and Portmarnock Beach. Explore Dublin further: browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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