15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly + foot:  3​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
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 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork trip maker tool .

Birmingham, UK to Cork is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

4
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.
Kilkenny Castle and Hook Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rothe House and Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wexford, Loftus Hall, King of the Vikings VR, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

1
night
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. On the 11th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, step into the grandiose world of Smithstown Castle, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Smithstown Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

4
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.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Rosserk Friary will appeal to history buffs. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Cong (The Guinness Tower/Leonard's Tower, Monk's Fishing House, & more) and Quin Abbey (in Quin). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cong, Ballina, Scattery Island, Michael Davitt Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford 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.
Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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