15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
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Kilkenny
— 1 night
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Cahir
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Cashel
— 1 night
Bus to Limerick Junction, Train to Colbert Station, stop 635031
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Limerick
— 1 night
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Ennis
— 1 night
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Bunratty
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Ennis
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Kinvara
— 1 day
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Dublin

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning website.

Milan, Italy to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in April, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 14:

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 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cahir.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Cahir

Cahir is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. On the 15th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Carey's Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cahir online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cahir in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Cahir are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Cahir

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cashel

— 1 night
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Declan's Way.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cashel day trip planner.

Cashel is very close to Cahir. In April, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Your day by day itinerary now includes King John's Castle as well as Saint Mary's Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Limerick online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cashel to Limerick by combination of bus and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Limerick sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Ennis on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

Ennis

— 1 night
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Quin Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Clare Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Killone Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Ennis Friary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ennis itinerary planner.

Drive from Limerick to Ennis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ennis are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bunratty.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:

Bunratty

Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Lawrence Collection. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bunratty itinerary planner.

Bunratty is just a short distance from Ennis. In April, daytime highs in Bunratty are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Shopping

Ennis

— 1 night
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ennis road trip planning tool.

Ennis is just a stone's throw from Bunratty. You'll set off for Galway on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Ennis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Galway

— 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 19th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, admire the masterpieces at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then contemplate the long history of The Irish Workhouse Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Galway travel route planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Galway are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kinvara.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:

Kinvara

— 1 day
Kinvara, also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. On the 21st (Wed), get great views at Cliffs of Moher, explore the activities along Kinvara Harbour, and then step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinvara travel route builder app.

You can drive from Galway to Kinvara in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinvara

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Riasc, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilmalkedar Church, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kinvara to Dingle takes 3 hours. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Plan my day in Killarney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Cork

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of James Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Cork sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like 14 Henrietta Street and Chester Beatty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). See some other sides of Dublin: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

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.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.