15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
6
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edmonton


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2
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.
You've now added Trinity College Dublin to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church and then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, then appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculptures, then contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In October, Dublin is a bit warmer than Edmonton - with highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterford Crystal, The Hole in the Wall and Kilkenny Castle. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get answers to all your questions at Waterford Crystal, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Hole in the Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Barrow Way, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kilfane Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip planner .

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Waterford Crystal
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Crystal ©
Waterford Crystal

1
night
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.
You've now added Cork City Gaol to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get your game on at Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, then explore the activities along The Gearagh, and then sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trips

Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, Cork City Gaol, The Gearagh
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The Gearagh ©
The Gearagh
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Torc Mountain Walk and Lough Leane. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, hike along Old Kenmare Road, admire the verdant scenery at The Black Valley, and have some family-friendly fun at Killarney High Ropes Course.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Killarney tour builder site .

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Doo Lough Valley. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway tour builder tool .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Scenic Drive Nightlife

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley

2
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online route planner .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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James Joyce Statue ©
James Joyce Statue

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