15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Manchester

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 museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin attractions planner.

Manchester, UK to Dublin is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online travel planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, King of the Vikings
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 14th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Killarney journey planning website.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dingle travel route planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

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: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, stop by The Woollen Market, and explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Galway vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, contemplate the long history of Jacks Old Cottage, then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, and finally stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Moyne Abbey, take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, and then steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ballina road trip planning site.

Getting from Galway to Ballina by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Ballina sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Ceide Fields, Jacks Old Cottage, Moyne Abbey, Downpatrick Head
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields

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