15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Budapest
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
7
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Budapest

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by Blarney Woollen Mills.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary tool.

Budapest, Hungary to Cork is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Cork, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Cork is slightly colder than Budapest - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
The English Market ©
The English Market

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Torc Waterfall and Gap of Dunloe. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Killarney attractions planning app.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Kerry Cliffs, Garinish Island, Ring of Kerry
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island and then cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle vacation maker website.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
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 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and finally browse the different shops at Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Limerick day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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.
Popular historic sites such as Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wild Atlantic Way and Clonmacnoise. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Doolin Cave and walk around South Park.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Galway planning app.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Doolin Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Burren Perfumery, Clonmacnoise
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Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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 30th (Tue): admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel
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Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Christ Church Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle and then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary website.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Malahide Castle ©
Malahide Castle

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