15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Kilkenny, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, things will get cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cashel
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Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, thenstep into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney holiday builder app.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): cruise along Slea Head Drive. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle attractions tool.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

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.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach, thenstop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip maker.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Galway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

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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), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, thenlook for gifts at Parade, and finally explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Westport attractions site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Westport can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

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

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, thenexplore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, thentake a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bushmills driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Westport to Bushmills in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bushmills are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dunluce Castle, Causeway Coastal Route
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at James Joyce Cultural Centre and Science Gallery Dublin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland, and don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dublin journey website.

Getting from Bushmills to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in July, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Dublin. 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

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