15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation builder

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Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Dublin

— 3 nights

Fair City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Dublin. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Kilkenny

— 2 nights

Marble City

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 (Fri), sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny travel route planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Castlefergus Equestrian and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Doolin day trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Doolin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Doolin are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and then stroll through Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then get the lay of the land with Ireland's School of Falconry, and then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daytime highs in Westport are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Old Kenmare Road). Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

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Traveling by car from Westport to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.