15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Bus + Train:  12 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and walk around Phoenix Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 59°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

2
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, stroll through Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny vacation tool.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in June, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Mayfield Birds of Prey
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place.

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You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Cork sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 5th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Muckross House, and then sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Killarney journey planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 7th (Mon), get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip builder.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Kilkee (Kilkee Cliff Walk & The Pollock Holes). The adventure continues: make a trip to Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, trek along Hag's Head, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In June in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilkee, County Clare, Scattery Island, The Aloe Tree, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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