15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Charlottetown
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kylemore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Limerick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dingle
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
Charlottetown

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bru na Boinne and Glendalough Monastic Settlement. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin vacation maker site .

Charlottetown, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlottetown in November; daily highs in Dublin reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Monastic Settlement
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and then steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip maker .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kylemore.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Breweries, #Museums

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Cashel
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

2
days
Kylemore

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, then don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kylemore tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kilkenny to Kylemore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kylemore are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Kylemore

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clifden, Connemara National Park
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Connemara National Park ©
Connemara National Park
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

1
day
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle.

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Traveling by car from Kylemore to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Limerick sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Desmond Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle

3
days
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ross Castle and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Discover out-of-the-way places like Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare) and Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist). Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney day trip planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Killarney sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle
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Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Dingle, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Beaches

Side Trips

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

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