15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Castletownbere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Clifden
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin holiday tool .

Honolulu, USA to Dublin is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Honolulu to Dublin. In December, Dublin is colder than Honolulu - with highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Chester Beatty Library ©
Chester Beatty Library

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stop by Kinsale Silver, then stop by Stone Mad Gallery, then shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Kinsale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Cork
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The English Market ©
The English Market
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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 21st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, stop by Skyline Gallery, stop by Kenmare Soap Shop, then stop by Hallisseys, and finally make a trip to Ladies' View. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then look for gifts at Kerry Woollen Mills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally stop by Mr.Mcquires Olde Sweet Shop.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planning app .

Getting from Kinsale to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Killarney, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at Sweet Pea Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, then stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Holden Leathergoods, look for gifts at NU goldsmith, look for gifts at Dingle Record Shop, stop by John Weldon Jewellers, then explore the wide array of goods at Strand House Cafe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Dingle are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Dingle

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Penny's Pottery, Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

1
night
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Allihies Beach, examine the collection at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, then shop like a local with Sarah Walker Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Issie's Handmade Chocolate.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Castletownbere trip planner .

Drive from Dingle to Castletownbere in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Castletownbere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Allihies Beach, Allihies Copper Mine Museum
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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Sarah Walker Gallery ©
Sarah Walker Gallery
Allihies Copper Mine Museum ©
Allihies Copper Mine Museum

4
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Connemara National Park and Lettergesh Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Mannin Bay Blueway. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, browse the different shops at Hehirs Of Clifden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Clifden travel planner.

Getting from Castletownbere to Clifden by car takes about 5.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Connemara National Park, Renvyle Beach, Lettergesh Beach, Cottage Handcrafts, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

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