15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Glendalough Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Westport
— 2 nights
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Louisville

1
night
Glendalough Village

Glendalough Village ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glendalough Village vacation builder website .

Louisville, USA to Glendalough Village is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Glendalough Village due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in May, things will get little chillier in Glendalough Village: highs are around 59°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Mill at Avoca Village, Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village

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 19th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford, Hore Abbey
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Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, then have some family-friendly fun at Air-tastic Trampoline Park Cork, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip site .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Cork sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort, Fota Wildlife Park, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Killarney

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 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, make a trip to Ladies' View, then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planning site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Kerry Cliffs, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Dingle sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 26th (Tue), cruise along Killadoon Standing Stone, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then stroll through The Great Western Greenway, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Westport day trip planning app .

You can drive from Dingle to Westport in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Killadoon Standing Stone
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Let the collections at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Trim Castle and St. Michan's Church. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Trim Castle
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Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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