15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

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Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, walk around Kilkenny Castle, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny planner .

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

1
night
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 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, stop by Tregan Craft Centre, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): hike along Beara Way, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, and then contemplate the long history of Muckross House.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Killarney trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

3
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee), Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan, The Burren, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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