15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Knoxville

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.
Attractions like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Phoenix Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, walk around St Stephens Green, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Knoxville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Knoxville in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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.
Attractions like Cliffs of Moher and Aillwee Cave make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford), Westport (Westport House & Drummindoo Stud) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and enjoy some diversion at Castlefergus Equestrian.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planning site .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Michael Davitt Museum, Castlefergus Equestrian, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Dingle Peninsula. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Dingle (Eask Tower & Dingle Oceanworld) and Blackwater Woodturners (in Kenmare). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel tool .

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Blackwater Woodturners, Blarney Castle & Gardens, 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 Kilkenny Castle and Curracloe Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Wells House & Gardens (in Gorey), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kilkenny trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Wells House & Gardens, Irish National Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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