15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly

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Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 1st (Sun), stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary builder app.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Westport. When traveling from Washington in July, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Westport: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, stop by Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally make a trip to Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 5th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then savor a hot drink at Irish Crafts - Doolin.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Doolin planner.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. In August in Doolin, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dingle

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Dingle holiday maker site.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 1 night

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 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip site.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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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: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.