15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Limerick
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Dublin
— 4 nights

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Limerick

Limerick ©
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 (Sun): look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Limerick is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Limerick. Expect colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Limerick hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip builder app.

You can drive from Limerick to Killarney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

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Cork

Cork ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Charles Fort and Cobh Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Experience Cobh and Cork City Gaol. Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral & Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story) and Irish Veterans Museum (in Kinsale). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cork travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story ©
Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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Kilkenny

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hook Lighthouse and Ferns Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Medieval Mile Museum and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning tool.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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Dublin

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chester Beatty and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and make a trip to The Custom House.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin route builder site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum

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