15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glendalough Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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 inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trim Castle and Malahide Castle. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Shankill to see Shankill Beach about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, wander the streets of Temple Bar, pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, and see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Dublin. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in Dublin reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne, Shankill Beach, Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
On the 22nd (Fri), trek along Avondale House & Forest Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wicklow Mountains National Park, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glendalough Village day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Glendalough Village takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Avondale House & Forest Park, Vartry Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Avondale House & Forest Park ©
Avondale House & Forest Park
Vartry Reservoir ©
Vartry Reservoir

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), walk around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Drive from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 25th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then hike along Old Kenmare Road, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience and then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

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You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then play a few rounds at Westport Golf Club, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, trek along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Westport online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cong, Ballintubber Abbey, Silver Strand
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail

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.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Hag's Head will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Riverside Walk. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, walk around Eyre Square, stroll through The Wormhole, and admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden.

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Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. You will leave for home on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Liscannor, The Wormhole, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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