15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Sligo
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Irish National Heritage Park and Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross) and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kilkenny is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in January: high temperatures in Kilkenny hover around 9°C and lows are around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

Rebel City

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 5th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and finally don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork attractions app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ladies' View, trek along Torc Mountain Walk, and then trek along The Kerry Way.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, cruise along Dingle Peninsula, then look for gifts at Dingle Pottery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 2 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.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then make a trip to Quay Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway tour planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dingle in January: high temperatures in Galway hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sligo.
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Sligo — 1 night

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then appreciate the history behind W.B.Yeats Statue, and finally admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip maker site.

Drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sligo are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and 14 Henrietta Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Howth Head (in Howth) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Dublin sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.
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