15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  27 h
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Ennis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
4
Ardara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne

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 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then stop by Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, and finally take a stroll around The Tholsel. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Nore Valley Walking Route, then view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny online journey builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Kilkenny, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect nights in Kilkenny to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reginald's Tower
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Get some historical perspective at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ennis: Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). There's more to do: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian and examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

Before you visit Ennis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Ennis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Burren Perfumery, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 8th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then get a taste of the local shopping with Greenlane Gallery, and finally stroll through Clogher Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Ventry Beach, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then take a memorable drive along Danlann Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dingle, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ennis to Dingle in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Dingle sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ventry Beach, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

1
night
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Maghera Beach and Caves, take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, then get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, and finally view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then look for gifts at Triona Design, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ardara trip itinerary app .

Getting from Dingle to Ardara by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donegal Castle, Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Assaranca Waterfall ©
Assaranca Waterfall
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal 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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. Spend the 13th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: stop by Secret Book and Record Store, don't miss a visit to The Spire, hunt for treasures at Boulevard Gallery, and kick back and relax at Sandymount Strand.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Dublin takes 4 hours. Traveling from Ardara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 1°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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