15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

St. Croix
Fly:  20​h
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Doolin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Shannon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Portmagee
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Wicklow
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
St. Croix

2
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.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, make a trip to Merrion Square, and then trek along Cliff Walk Car Park Bray. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Croke Park Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, then browse the collection at Marsh's Library, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, and finally explore and take pictures at Aviva Stadium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route builder app .

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to Dublin is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from St. Croix to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from St. Croix in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 64°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
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Cliff Walk Car Park Bray ©
Cliff Walk Car Park Bray
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church
Merrion Square ©
Merrion Square

1
day
Galway

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, and then find something for the whole family at Galway City Karting.

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You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Doolin.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley
Galway City Karting ©
Galway City Karting

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Doolin Garden and Nursery, take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden, and then tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Doolin sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Doolin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Golf

Side Trip

Caher Bridge Garden
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Caher Bridge Garden ©
Caher Bridge Garden

1
day
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 3rd (Tue), browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library, then contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, then admire the natural beauty at Celtic Park and Gardens, and finally stroll through Cratloe Woods.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shannon travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Shannon takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Shannon

#Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Askeaton Friary, Cratloe Woods, Celtic Park and Gardens
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Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library

1
day
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Dingle Marina, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dingle online visit planner .

You can drive from Shannon to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portmagee.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping
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Dingle Marina ©
Dingle Marina
The Carol Cronin Gallery ©
The Carol Cronin Gallery
Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows ©

1
day
Portmagee

Portmagee ©
Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portmagee trip builder tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Portmagee in 2 hours. July in Portmagee sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Portmagee

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Ballinskelligs
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Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

2
days
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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Educational Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, get engrossed in the history at Michael Collins House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Timoleague Franciscan Friary, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip planner .

You can drive from Portmagee to Kinsale in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Wicklow.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Michael Collins House
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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre

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Wicklow

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): play a few rounds at Wicklow Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Wicklow travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Kinsale to Wicklow by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Wicklow

#Outdoors, #Golf
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Wicklow Golf Club ©
Wicklow Golf Club

2
days
Dublin

Dublin ©
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Bru na Boinne.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin driving holiday website .

Drive from Wicklow to Dublin in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Tayto Park, Bru na Boinne
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National Botanic Gardens ©
National Botanic Gardens
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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