15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waterford
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Dublin

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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Spire, then contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then walk around Phoenix Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planner.

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Dublin

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

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 15th (Wed), make a splash at Dunmore Adventure, explore the activities along Coumshingaun Lough, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Waterford, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mayfield Birds of Prey, Dunmore Adventure
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Dunmore Adventure ©
Dunmore Adventure
Coumshingaun Lough ©
Coumshingaun Lough

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cork day trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Cork takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Speed Boats Tours
Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House ©
Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torc Mountain Walk and St. Mary's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, hike along Old Kenmare Road, experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip maker .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Kerry Cliffs
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Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs

1
night
Dingle

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dingle attractions planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll set off for Liscannor on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks
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1
day
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 20th (Mon), Head underground at Doolin Cave, take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, then stop by Moher Cottage, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor online trip builder .

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Doolin
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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 21st (Tue): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then trek along The Wormhole. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Eyre Square, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Galway road trip planner .

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Wormhole
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 23rd (Thu), ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, then find something for the whole family at Westport House, and then find something for the whole family at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, make a trip to The Coffin Ship, then let the kids burn off some steam at The Wild West Indoor Play Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Westport House ©
Westport House

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