15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+3
subway + bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 15​min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Westport House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, walk around Eyre Square, and delve into the distant past at Poulawack Cairn.

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Washington DC, USA to Galway is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Galway. In July, Galway is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Westport, Ballyvaughan, Liscannor, Scattery Island, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Westport House ©
Westport House

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Bring the kids along to Blarney Castle & Gardens and Dingle Oceanworld. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Eask Tower in Dingle--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Blarney Castle & Gardens, St. Patrick's Church, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

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.
Kids will enjoy Curracloe Beach and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Kia Ora Mini Farm (in Gorey) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Irish National Heritage Park, Curracloe Beach, Kia Ora Mini Farm
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kia Ora Mini Farm ©
Kia Ora Mini Farm

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.
Bring the kids along to Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, stroll around Phoenix Park, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin tour planning website .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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