15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + bus:  10​h
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

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 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip maker website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kilkenny is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Kilkenny. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Tel Aviv in July, with highs in Kilkenny at 21°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cashel
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach, stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, Fanore Beach, Burren National Park
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

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nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church, then look for gifts at Parade, and finally ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport road trip website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Newport, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Belleek Castle Museum, Michael Davitt Museum
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

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night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 15th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, then head outdoors with Causeway Coastal Route, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bushmills trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Bushmills takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dunluce Castle
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Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Bru na Boinne and Saint Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Kilmainham Gaol. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Glendalough Monastic Settlement in Vale of Glendalough--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bushmills in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 12°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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