15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  21 h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cork
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  19 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then shop like a local with The Blackbird Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Kilkenny is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Kilkenny is 3 hours. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kilkenny: highs are around 21°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cork City Gaol and West Cork Model Railway Village. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charles Fort and Inchydoney Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story & Cobh Cathedral). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Fin Barre's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork tour planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Clonakilty, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography, make a trip to Ladies' View, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company.

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

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trim Castle and Bru na Boinne. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, examine the collection at Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum, don't miss a visit to St. Michan's Church, and browse the collection at Chester Beatty Library.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel route planning app .

You can drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Hill of Tara (Temair), 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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