15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Charleston

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, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., stroll around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dublin road trip app .

Charleston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charleston to Dublin. In May, Dublin is colder than Charleston - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 13:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, and finally examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny route planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Kilkenny. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlefergus Equestrian, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Liscannor trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Liscannor sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave, The Burren, Castlefergus Equestrian, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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 18th (Mon): make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, and then make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle holiday website .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

2
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 20th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Muckross House and then hike along Beara Way.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beara Way, Blackwater Woodturners
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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 22nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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