15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
2
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
4
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rock of Cashel and Jerpoint Abbey. Do your shopping at Reginald's Tower and The Blackbird Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: The Irish Handmade Glass Company (in Waterford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curracloe Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny travel planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Kilkenny is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Kilkenny. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waterford, Curracloe Beach, Hook Lighthouse, Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ross Castle. Get some historical perspective at Charles Fort and Gallarus Oratory. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Inch Beach (in Inch), Dingle (The Carol Cronin Gallery & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Original Kerry Craft Centre (in Castlegregory). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners, hunt for treasures at The English Market, and make a trip to Ladies' View.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Charles Fort, The English Market, Blackwater Woodturners, Inch Beach
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Galway Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salthill Promenade and Lynch's Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Hazel Mountain Chocolates (in Bell Harbour), King John's Castle (in Limerick) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galway tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Killarney in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, King John's Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Streetfor some retail therapy. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Bru na Boinne in Donore, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary app .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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