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
3
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bunratty
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Galway
— 3 nights
7
Dublin
— 1 night
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

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

House Of Waterford Crystal
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine’s Church.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cork trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Saint Augustine’s Church ©
Saint Augustine’s Church
Blarney Chocolate Factory ©
Blarney Chocolate Factory

3
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and then view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel app .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kerry Cliffs, Old Kenmare Road
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road

1
night
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
You've now added Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection, and then take in a show at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Wild Kitchen, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bunratty trip tool .

Getting from Killarney to Bunratty by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, Wild Kitchen
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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet ©
Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
The Lawrence Collection ©
The Lawrence Collection

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a memorable excursion with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
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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