15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland vacation planner
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Dublin
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Liscannor
— 1 night
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Dublin — 4 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.
Shop till you drop at National Gallery of Ireland and DesignYard. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of Dublin to go to Malahide and see Malahide Castle, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at Dublinia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

New York City, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hook Lighthouse and Medieval Mile Museum. Get some historical perspective at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Kilkenny Castle. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross), Reginald's Tower (in Waterford) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Experience, surround yourself with nature on Hawkeye School of Falconry, stop by Nook & Cranny, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Cork — 2 nights

Rebel City

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 12th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Turkish Delights, head off the coast to Spike Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cork, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cork are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 1 night

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 14th (Tue): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then stop by The Irish Pub Shop, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Killarney day trip site.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 1 night

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, look for gifts at Dingle Crystal, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, then stop by Burren Perfumery, and finally Head underground at Aillwee Cave. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Galway, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 1 night

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. On the 18th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at Donogh O'Loghlin, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor online journey planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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