15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
2
Galway
— 3 nights
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around St Stephens Green, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning app .

Orlando, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In August, Dublin is cooler than Orlando - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, stroll around Burren National Park, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Galway itinerary site .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Cliffs of Moher, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave, The Woollen Market
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 21st (Fri), don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then make a trip to Eask Tower, and finally take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online travel route planner .

Getting from Galway to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Muckross House and then hike along Beara Way.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel planning app .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Patrick's Church, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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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.
Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Ferns Castle (in Ferns), King of the Vikings VR (in Waterford) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, admire the natural beauty at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planning website .

Getting from Killarney to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

King of the Vikings VR, Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, Tintern Abbey, Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

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