15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  21​h
1
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Dublin
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Kinsale Crystal, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork tour itinerary planning website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Cork is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Cork. Traveling from Porto Alegre in December, things will get cooler in Cork: highs are around 10°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kinsale, St Colman’s Cathedral
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, don't miss a visit to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway holiday planner .

You can drive from Cork to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, County Clare, Michael Davitt Museum, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Wexford (The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception & Blue Egg Gallery) and Enniscorthy (Curracloe Beach & The National 1798 Rebellion Centre). There's much more to do: walk around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, view the masterpieces at The Blackbird Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Wexford
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

5
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: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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

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