15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly
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Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
4
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Cong
6
Cong
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Irish Whiskey Museum. Spend the 3rd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, and explore the galleries of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin attractions app.

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Dublin. In January, Dublin is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

3
nights
Kilkenny

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Let the collections at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. January in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Sun), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Dingle are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

2
nights
Ballyvaughan

Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, walk around Burren National Park, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ballyvaughan travel route planning app.

Getting from Dingle to Ballyvaughan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, then take a tour by water with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally look for gifts at Lia Arann.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inishmore trip builder website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Ballyvaughan to Inishmore in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Cong.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

2
nights
Cong

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through The Cong Heritage Trail, get interesting insight from Ireland's School of Falconry, then Head underground at Pigeon Hole Cave, then experience rural life at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and finally contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cong trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Cong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Inishmore in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cong: temperatures range from 43°F by day to 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cong

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.