15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Limerick
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, then examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planning tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. In August, Dublin is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 6th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Cork trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Cork sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney itinerary planner .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

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

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Liscannor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Doolin, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip site .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

3
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Rock of Cashel. Get some historical perspective at King John's Castle and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Limerick: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Quin Abbey (in Quin) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Limerick trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Rock of Cashel, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

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