15 days in Ireland & Madrid Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Madrid Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
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Adare, Ireland
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, visit Temple Bar, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin route builder tool.

If you are flying in from Bulgaria, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Galway, Ireland

— 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 30th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally stroll around Eyre Square.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Galway travel planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Doolin, Ireland

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Doolin tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Doolin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Adare.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Adare, Ireland

Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways and then make a trip to Desmond Castle.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Adare planning app.

Drive from Doolin to Adare in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Adare

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Dingle, Ireland

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle Peninsula has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Dingle Peninsula and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dingle journey planner.

You can drive from Adare to Dingle in 2 hours. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Killarney road trip site.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, make a trip to University College Cork (UCC), then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cork online visit planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. July in Cork sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see maps and tourist information, read Madrid online travel planner.

You can fly from Cork to Madrid in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Madrid is 1 hour. Traveling from Cork in July, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 40°C.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.

County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
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Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.