15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ski Club of Ireland. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). The adventure continues: walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park and examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planning site .

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Rescue Ireland, Ballinoulart Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Mayfield Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Flaggy Shore, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Cong Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then trot along with Clare Equestrian Centre, and then stop by The Woollen Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, The Cong Heritage Trail, Flaggy Shore, Clare Equestrian Centre, The Woollen Market
Highlights from your plan
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clare Equestrian Centre ©
Clare Equestrian Centre

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, then take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Caher Valley Loop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Caher Valley Loop, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, White Strand Beach, Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

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 (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland
Falconry Kerry ©
Falconry Kerry

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