15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Liscannor
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Miami, Florida

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, stroll around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin visit planner .

Miami, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Dublin is 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Miami in April, with highs in Dublin at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a 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 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, then head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then walk around Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny road trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mayfield Birds of Prey, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

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 5th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, tee off at Cobh Golf Club, and then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cork trip planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Blackwater Woodturners (in Kenmare), Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials (in Ventry) and Dingle (Sea Glass Studio, Eask Tower, & more). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, steep yourself in history at Muckross House, and take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney road trip planning app .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula, Blackwater Woodturners
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carran Medieval Church, and then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

County Clare, Ballyvaughan, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Carran Medieval Church, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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