15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  27 h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

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 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then explore the galleries of VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally tour or see a game at Pococke Golf Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 20°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint 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.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Fota Wildlife Park, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip builder website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Charles Fort, Cobh Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

1
night
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 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Muckross House, then make a trip to Ladies' View, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Killarney online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then tee off at Dromoland Castle.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Limerick online tour itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Killarney to Limerick in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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 15th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, then explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, and finally explore the historical opulence of Claregalway Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galway travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Tyrone House, Claregalway Castle
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Claregalway Castle ©
Claregalway Castle

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Bru na Boinne and St. Michan's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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