15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dingle
— 1 night
2
Clifden
— 3 nights
3
Sligo
— 2 nights
4
Ardara
— 2 nights
5
Buncrana
— 2 nights
6
Dublin
— 3 nights

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, stroll through Dooks Beach, thenlook for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thentake in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, and finally browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

Oranjestad, Aruba to Dingle is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Oranjestad in December, expect Dingle to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ventry, Dooks Beach, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Penny's Pottery ©
Penny's Pottery

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Mannin Bay Blueway. Get a sense of the local culture at Roundstone Ceramics and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, expand your horizons at Connemara Blue, and browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Clifden in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cottage Handcrafts, Lettergesh Beach, Renvyle Beach, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Hazelwood House, thenkick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, and finally look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Streedagh Beach, kick back and relax at Dunmoran Strand, and then examine the collection at Coleman Music Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sligo trip app.

You can drive from Clifden to Sligo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eagles Flying, Streedagh Beach, Coleman Music Centre
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Streedagh Beach ©
Streedagh Beach

2
nights
Ardara

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Donegal Designer Makers, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Kennedy of Ardara. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed, thenkick back and relax at Carrickfin Strand, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Narin Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ardara trip itinerary app.

Drive from Sligo to Ardara in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ardara

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carrickfin Strand, Narin Beach, Silver Strand Beach, Muckross Head Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery ©
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Kinnagoe Bay, kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Ballagh Studio, and finally stop by Wild Atlantic Gifts. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthaw Beach, thenkick back and relax at Five Fingers Strand, and then trek along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Buncrana trip planner.

Drive from Ardara to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Malin Head, Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, Five Fingers Strand, Kinnagoe Bay, Culdaff Beach
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to O'Connell Street and Portmarnock Beach. Visit St. Michan's Church and Bru na Boinne for their historical value. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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