15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Kerry Cliffs and The Kerry Way. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mary's Cathedral and Blennerville Windmill. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare), Kerry County Museum (in Tralee) and Blueberry Hill Farm (in Sneem). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney sightseeing planner .

Phoenix, USA to Killarney is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Killarney. Traveling from Phoenix in June, things will get cooler in Killarney: highs are around 64°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tralee, Blueberry Hill Farm, Kerry Cliffs, Norman McCloskey Photography
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
Kerry County Museum ©
Kerry County Museum

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 20th (Thu), cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Dingle online trip maker .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then have fun at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Limerick online trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then kick back and relax at Lettergesh Beach. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden, then kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway, then view the masterpieces at Roundstone Ceramics, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Roundstone Bay.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Clifden trip planner .

Getting from Limerick to Clifden by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore, Roundstone Ceramics, Roundstone Bay, Lettergesh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Roundstone Bay ©
Roundstone Bay

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.
On the 25th (Tue), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

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Traveling by car from Clifden to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
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.
Get some historical perspective at Bru na Boinne and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty Library and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Brittas Bay (in Wicklow) and Trim Castle (in Trim). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip builder site .

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, People's Park, Brittas Bay, Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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