15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour planner

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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gallarus Oratory and Fiadh Woven Design. Visit Cahergall Fort and Kilmalkedar Church for their historical value. Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and browse the exhibits of Dingle Artworks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dingle day trip planner.

Omaha, USA to Dingle is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Omaha to Dingle. Expect colder weather when traveling from Omaha in August: highs in Dingle hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 18th (Sun), experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, make a trip to Ladies' View, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Boathouse Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

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 August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

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.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Fin Barre's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork road trip app.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Limerick

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Rosary.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Limerick trip maker app.

You can drive from Cork to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Limerick are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Pococke Golf Centre, get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Limerick to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glendalough Cathedral and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Trim Castle (in Trim) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). And it doesn't end there: stop by Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, examine the collection at GPO Museum, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

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.