15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary website .

Cincinnati, USA to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Cincinnati to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cincinnati in October: highs in Galway hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Burren National Park, Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

1
night
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. On the 3rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, then stroll through Spanish Point Beach, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Liscannor are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Spanish Point Beach, Lahinch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dingle using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and finally head outdoors with Ring of Kerry.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, appreciate the extensive heritage of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and then meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park.

Make your Cork itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh Cathedral, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker .

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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 The Mill at Avoca Village and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trim Castle and Bram Stoker's CASTLE DRACULA, Dublin. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Audoen's Catholic Church, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

Plan trip to Dublin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim, The Mill at Avoca Village, Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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