15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
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Galway
— 1 day
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Galway

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Eyre Square, then take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway online holiday maker.

Madison, USA to Galway is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Madison to Galway, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madison, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inishmore holiday planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Doolin

— 2 nights
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 16th (Fri): walk around Burren National Park, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, and finally savor a hot drink at Irish Crafts - Doolin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Inishmore to Doolin by ferry takes about 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dingle driving holiday website.

Getting from Doolin to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Killarney online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Killarney are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Dublin

— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

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.