15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 4 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
3
Cork
— 1 night
4
Killarney
— 1 night
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
6
Galway
— 3 nights

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Grafton Street, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning tool.

Columbus, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, thenstop by BEBHINN, thenexamine the collection at King of the Vikings, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, thenget outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, thensample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterford, Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cork travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cobh
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Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stop by Kenmare Soap Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, thenview the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, and finally explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Killarney online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Killarney are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kenmare Soap Shop ©
Kenmare Soap Shop
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 11th (Mon), stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, thentake in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Greenlane Gallery, thenview the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dingle driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Shopping

Side Trips

Penny's Pottery, Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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.
Let the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway Crafts and Collectables capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Jeremiah Higgins (in Claremorris) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty).

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway journey 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. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Jeremiah Higgins
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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