15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballyhaunis
— 1 night
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cobh
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Galway

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Aughnanure Castle and Riverside Walk. Glengowla Mines and Connemara Marble Visitor's Center will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Zipline (in Cong) and Gort (Coole Park Nature Reserve, Kilmacduagh Tower, &more). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on Micil Distillery and examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Galway is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ballyhaunis.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Ballyhaunis

— 1 night
Ballyhaunis is a town in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Kilmovee's Thatch Cottage and Community Centre, go for a walk through Urlaur Abbey, and then experience rural life at Graune Pet Farm & Play Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballyhaunis driving holiday planner.

Drive from Galway to Ballyhaunis in an hour. October in Ballyhaunis sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Ballyhaunis

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, stroll through Ballyhoura Walking Trails, then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, then take an in-depth tour of Thomas Fitzgerald Center, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Revas Spa.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Limerick sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ballyhaunis to Limerick in 2 hours. October in Limerick sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Spas · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then get outside with Dingle Bay, and finally step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip app.

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Killarney

— 2 nights
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 31st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Killarney trip simple and quick.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Killarney

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Cobh

— 1 night
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then explore the galleries of Fota House & Gardens, then make a trip to Old Church Cemetery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cobh trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cobh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cobh are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Kilkenny

— 1 night

Marble City

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 3rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin and Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Richmond Barracks and National Library of Ireland. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Portmarnock Beach, sample the fine beverages at Pearse Lyons Whiskey Distillery, admire the striking features of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin visit planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.