15 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies, Temple Bar and Guinness Storehouse. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. Keep things going the next day: take in a show at An Evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dublin road trip site.

New Orleans, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Orleans to Dublin. In September, Dublin is cooler than New Orleans - with highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle as well as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny journey planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mary O Connells Bar, City Limits Comedy Club and Late NIght Venue, Blarney Castle & Gardens, and other attractions. On the 2nd (Sat), join in the after-dark buzz at Mary O Connells Bar and then get a taste of local nightlife at City Limits Comedy Club and Late NIght Venue. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Torc Waterfall as well as Ring of Kerry. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney road trip website.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Dingle, Ireland

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've added O'Flaherty's Bar, Murphy's Pub, Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, stroll through Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then join in the after-dark buzz at Murphy's Pub, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at O'Flaherty's Bar.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle 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 October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Nightlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Irish Crafts - Doolin, The Doolin Chocolate Shop, Hag's Head, and other attractions. On the 6th (Wed), hike along Hag's Head, stop by The Doolin Chocolate Shop, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Irish Crafts - Doolin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Doolin vacation planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. October in Doolin sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Limerick.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Limerick, Ireland

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, The Milk Market, Fitzpatrick's Casino Limerick, and other attractions. On the 8th (Fri), bet on your favorite pup at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, then hunt for treasures at The Milk Market, then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, and finally take in a show at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. Keep things going the next day: try to win big at Fitzpatrick's Casino Limerick.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip app.

You can drive from Doolin to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Limerick, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to London.

Things to do in Limerick

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tower of London, The British Museum, and other attractions. It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read London tour planner.

You can fly from Limerick to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In October in London, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

Dingle Peninsula travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Nightlife · Ruins
Splashed by the crisp waters of the Atlantic and famed for its rugged natural scenery, the Dingle Peninsula features some of Ireland's highest mountains. Home to a large Irish-speaking population, the peninsula maintains its unhurried pace of life and a strong tradition of poetry, music, and storytelling. A place of many faces, the Dingle Peninsula boasts varied landscapes that include rocky hills, sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and staggering cliffs. To meet the locals and hear them tell stories in their native tongue, explore the small villages and their cozy pubs. Save time and avoid confusion on the road by purchasing a map of the peninsula, which provides both Irish and English versions of all place names.

England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.