15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Castletownbere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Trim Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder tool .

Phoenix, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Dublin to be much colder, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, then kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway, and finally stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Clifden online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Clifden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cottage Handcrafts
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers

2
nights
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
On the 1st (Mon), take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then stop by Skellig Gift Store, then look for gifts at Skelligs Chocolate Co., and finally look for gifts at The Great & Co. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glengarriff Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Garnish Island, and then look for gifts at Issie's Handmade Chocolate.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Castletownbere online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Clifden to Castletownbere takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Castletownbere are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Castletownbere

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Skellig Gift Store, Ring of Kerry, Skelligs Chocolate Co.
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Garnish Island ©
Garnish Island
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, then shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Slea Head Drive.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Castletownbere to Dingle in 3 hours. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then look for gifts at Moriarty’s, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Mr.Mcquires Olde Sweet Shop, steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, make a trip to Ladies' View, then look for gifts at Skyline Gallery, then look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, and finally experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kenmare
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

4
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Do your shopping at The English Market and Giles Norman Photography Gallery. Let the collections at Cork City Gaol and The Gallery Kinsale capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Titanic Experience Cobh (in Cobh) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, stop by The Canvas Works, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip planner .

Getting from Killarney to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kinsale are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cork, Inchydoney Beach, Titanic Experience Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach

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