15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— Few hours
2
Kilkenny
— 1 night
3
Waterford
— 1 night
4
Cork
— 1 night
5
Killarney
— 1 night
6
Galway
— 2 nights
7
Westport
— 1 night
8
Donore
— 1 day
9
Dublin
— 4 nights

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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 7th (Sat), stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Dublin at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks
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St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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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 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and finally make a trip to Rock of Cashel.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Waterford day trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Waterford sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Cork on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Waterford

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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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 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, thenlook for gifts at Iago, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, head off the coast to Spike Island, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cork itinerary planner.

Drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cork are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Titanic Experience Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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Killarney

Killarney ©
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 11th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, thencruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Westport House, get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Westport can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Donore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport Railway Viaduct, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

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Donore

Donore ©
Only 2 km (1.25 mi) from World Heritage Site Bru na Boinne, the tiny village of Donore in County Meath supports a population of roughly 700 people.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Newgrange and then delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Donore online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Donore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Donore are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Donore

Historic Sites
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

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Dublin

Dublin ©
Enjoy Dublin some more: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

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Drive from Donore to Dublin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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