15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  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
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.

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Budapest, Hungary to Cork is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Cork due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Budapest in June; daily highs in Cork reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Mary's Cathedral and Muckross Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at Kerry Cliffs and Torc Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (in Kenmare) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep 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 head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

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.
On the 26th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Limerick trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre ©
Arthur's Quay Shopping Centre

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 Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Salthill Promenade. Step out of the city life by going to Wild Atlantic Way and South Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Burren Perfumery (in Carran). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral and Head underground at Doolin Cave.

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You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): walk around Castlecomer Discovery Park, then browse the exhibits of Reginald's Tower, and then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in June, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night 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 Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle and then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin travel route planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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