15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland Trip Planner

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive
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Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll around Castlecomer Discovery Park, then look for gifts at Darcys Treasures, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, stop by Nicholas Mosse Pottery, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip builder tool.

Chicago, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Kilkenny hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, and finally stop by Kinsale Silver.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale online journey planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Kinsale are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Historic Sites

Kenmare

— 2 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 16th (Wed), stop by Skyline Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, then look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, and finally stop by Kenmare Soap Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kenmare holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Shop till you drop at Holden Leathergoods and Kathleen McAuliffe. Visiting Slea Head Drive and Great Blasket Island will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at NU goldsmith., explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and contemplate the long history of St James' Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planning website.

Drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 1 night
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 22nd (Tue), look for gifts at The Rock Shop, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills & Lahinch Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Liscannor online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dublin

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Ulysses Rare Books. Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, look for gifts at Cleo Knitwear, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 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.