15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
car:  6​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
5
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse.

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Amsterdam, Holland to Kilkenny is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kilkenny is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kilkenny, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Ferns Castle, Hook Lighthouse
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny 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.
On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork trip planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cork, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Charles Fort, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Inchydoney Beach and Kerry Cliffs will get you outdoors. St. Mary's Cathedral and Gallarus Oratory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Garinish Island (in Glengarriff), The Purcell Gallery (in Kenmare) and Dingle (Clogher Strand & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Killarney journey planning site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Kerry Cliffs, Garinish Island, Inch Beach, Inchydoney Beach
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Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

2
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): head off the coast to Scattery Island, then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Doolin Cave, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Scattery Island
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bru na Boinne and Temple Bar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glendalough Monastic Settlement and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Liscannor to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Glendalough Cathedral, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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