15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Ardcavan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Houston

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 Kilmainham Gaol and Christ Church Cathedral. Let the collections at Chester Beatty Library and Dublin Writers Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: make a trip to Grafton Street, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planning tool .

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Dublin is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
On the 18th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ballyvaughan trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Ballyvaughan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Let the collections at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and The Carol Cronin Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate St.James Church and Gallarus Oratory. Change things up with a short trip to Killarney National Park in Killarney (about 1h 35 min away). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 22nd (Sat), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Inch Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dingle tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ardcavan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach, Killarney National Park
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

1
night
Ardcavan

Ardcavan ©
On the 24th (Mon), stroll through Curracloe Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, then steep yourself in history at The Bull Ring, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ardcavan trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ardcavan takes 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ardcavan are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ardcavan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curracloe Beach, The Bull Ring
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then stroll through Rothe House and Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Bishop's Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site .

Drive from Ardcavan to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Waterford
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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