15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
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 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 Phoenix Park, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning app .

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

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

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 steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

King of the Vikings VR, Ferns Castle
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature 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, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

Start your trip to Dingle by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway online travel route planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, Burren National Park, 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

2
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 stroll through Drummindoo Stud, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Moyne Abbey, go for a walk through Downpatrick Head, and then contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ballina trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Ballina in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Trails Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Westport, Ceide Fields, Jacks Old Cottage, Michael Davitt Museum, Downpatrick Head
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields

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