15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Bus:  25​h
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Perth

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

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

Perth, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, Kilkenny is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Ferns Castle, Irish National Heritage Park, Tintern Abbey
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and then trek along Old Kenmare Road.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Killarney itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
The Purcell Gallery ©
The Purcell Gallery

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 26th (Sun), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then contemplate the long history of Great Blasket Island, and finally get outside with Dingle Peninsula.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway online road trip planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dingle in July since evenings lows in Galway dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Michael Davitt Museum, Castlefergus Equestrian, Scattery Island, Aillwee Cave
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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