15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Waterford
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gort
— 3 nights
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Dublin

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a stroll through Temple Bar and then take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Wall of Fame, walk around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker.

Minneapolis, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Waterford

— 4 nights
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, stop by BEBHINN, and stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 4 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dingle online holiday planner.

Drive from Waterford to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Gort.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gort

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gort: Burren Perfumery (in Carran), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gort trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Gort takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gort can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gort

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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 Waterford travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Nightlife
Crystal County
Hugging the southern coast of the country, County Waterford supports a wild coastline, towering mountains, and long rivers. Its volcanic coastline has birthed dozens of beaches, although the Atlantic can make for a cold swim. A part of this shoreline, the Copper Coast, has been recognized as a UNESCO Geopark because of its geological importance, tracing remnants of volcanic activity during the Paleozoic Era and evidence of the last ice age. Home to a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region, the county welcomes visitors with traditional Irish hospitality in the native tongue.