15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kenmare
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, walk around Phoenix Park, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin journey planning app .

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In October, Dublin is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Killarney.

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

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle travel route planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Burren way and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Burren way ©
Burren way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, The Great Western Greenway, & more) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Park, look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Galway, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Westport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

3
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Gleninchaquin Park, then view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, and then steep yourself in history at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Staigue Fort, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then hike along Old Kenmare Road, and finally look for gifts at Kenmare Lace and Design Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare trip builder .

You can drive from Galway to Kenmare in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

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