15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Adare
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Waterford
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
8
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Montreal


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then browse the exhibits of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair).

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Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hill of Tara (Temair), Trim Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Eyre Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, and finally steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Adare.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cong, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

1
night
Adare

Adare ©
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, then walk around Adare Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and finally look for gifts at Lucy Erridge Craft Shop & Art Gallery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Adare trip maker .

Traveling by car from Galway to Adare takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dingle.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, Askeaton Friary
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Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
Adare Park ©
Adare Park

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Riasc, then take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, and then take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier. On the next day, stroll through Inch Beach, explore the historical opulence of Minard Castle, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dingle sightseeing planner.

Getting from Adare to Dingle by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Riasc ©
Riasc
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Blennerville Windmill, then pause for some photo ops at Rattoo Round Tower, then delve into the distant past at Listowel Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gougane Barra Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tralee, Listowel Castle, Gougane Barra Church, Holy Cross Church
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Listowel Castle ©
Listowel Castle
Blennerville Windmill ©
Blennerville Windmill

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh and then look for gifts at Tregan Craft Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Round Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, make a trip to Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip itinerary site .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ardmore, Cobh, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Waterford

Waterford
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Waterford driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a bus from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Waterford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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1
night
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 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, explore the world behind art at Butler Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny holiday planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne.

Before you visit Dublin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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