15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waterford
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gort
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): make a trip to Temple Bar and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Wall of Fame, stroll around St Stephens Green, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Dublin at 68°F and lows at 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). The adventure continues: stroll through Curracloe Beach, get engrossed in the history at Irish National Heritage Park, stop by BEBHINN, and get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Waterford trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dublin to Waterford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Waterford, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Blarney Castle & Gardens, The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, Curracloe Beach, Irish National Heritage Park
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

4
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slea Head Drive, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and stroll through Coumeenoole Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle route builder website .

Drive from Waterford to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gort.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

3
nights
Gort

Gort ©
Gort is a town in south County Galway, in the west of Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Gort: Burren Perfumery (in Carran), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, and stroll through Coole Park Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gort trip planning website .

You can drive from Dingle to Gort in 3 hours. In August in Gort, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gort

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinvara, County Clare, Burren National Park, Fanore Beach, Burren Perfumery
Highlights from your plan
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

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