15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Antonio

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel, and finally explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny route maker site .

San Antonio, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Antonio to Kilkenny. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect Kilkenny to be cooler, temps between 63°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 18th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh and then stroll through Fota Wildlife Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cork tour itinerary site .

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Titanic Experience Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Torc Waterfall and Gap of Dunloe. Step off the beaten path and head to Ross Castle and Inch Beach. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey and trek along Torc Mountain Walk.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney driving holiday planner.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

2
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. On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Hag's Head, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Doughmore Bay, steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

Plan trip to Liscannor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Doolin Cave, Burren National Park, Doughmore Bay, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

2
nights
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 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Quay Street. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Claregalway Castle and then get outside with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip builder site .

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Claregalway Castle
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Explore hidden gems such as Bru na Boinne and Dublinia: Experience Viking and Medieval Dublin. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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