15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Detroit

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bru na Boinne and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Trim Castle (in Trim). The adventure continues: make a trip to Temple Bar, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin road trip website.

Detroit, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in June, with highs in Dublin at 64°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Wicklow Mountains National Park, Trim Castle
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then stroll through The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dublin to Westport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Westport, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, The Lost Valley
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ross Castle and Gallarus Oratory. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross Abbey and The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dingle) and Skelligs Chocolate Co. (in Ballinskelligs). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
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 26th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
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.
Visit Hook Lighthouse and Cahir Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Hore Abbey and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. When in Kilkenny, make a side trip to see Ferns Castle in Ferns, approximately Ferns away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hore Abbey, Cahir Castle, Hook Lighthouse, Ferns Castle
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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