15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Albany

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wicklow Mountains National Park and St. Michan's Church. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and Rothe House and Garden for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Tullow (The Chocolate Garden of Ireland & Rathwood), Kildare Village (in Kildare) and Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker (in Shillelagh). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin route planner .

Albany, USA to Dublin is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Albany to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Albany in September, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 62°F and lows about 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trips

Tullow, Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker, Kildare Village, The Mill at Avoca Village, Rothe House and Garden
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church

1
night
Galway

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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Cong
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Connemara Blue, look for gifts at Hehirs Of Clifden, then kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway, then shop like a local with Roundstone Ceramics, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lettergesh Beach, then stop by Cottage Handcrafts, and finally stroll through Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Clifden road trip planning website .

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Clifden

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Gothic Chapel, Cottage Handcrafts, Roundstone Ceramics, Lettergesh Beach, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery
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Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts
Connemara Blue ©
Connemara Blue

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.
On the 19th (Wed), head off the coast to Spike Island, then shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and then steep yourself in history at James Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park, and then gain insight at The Donkey Sanctuary.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cork route maker .

Getting from Clifden to Cork by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Spike Island, Doneraile Wildlife Park, The Donkey Sanctuary
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Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
James Fort ©
James Fort
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary

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): stroll through Torc Mountain Walk, hike along The Kerry Way, and then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, then stop by The Weavers Shop, then stop by Lorge Chocolatier, and finally admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Killarney road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, then browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Glentenassig Forest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, then contemplate the long history of Leacanabuaile Fort, and finally steep yourself in history at Riasc.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dingle holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Glentenassig Forest
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Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church
Riasc ©
Riasc
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery

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