15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland visit planner

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 5 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Kilkenny. Traveling from Washington DC in September, you will find days in Kilkenny are much colder (62°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Kinsale

— 1 night
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, then get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

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Getting from Kinsale to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip planner.

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 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. September in Doolin sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:

Dublin

— 5 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, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip maker.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 26:

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.