15 days in Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Kilkenny
— 1 night
2
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Limerick
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 2 nights
8
Dublin
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Montreal

1
night
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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and then get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip app .

Montreal, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get a bit cooler in Kilkenny: highs are around 19°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

King of the Vikings VR, Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally make a trip to President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, go to the Cork trip planning site .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and then head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 5th (Sat), browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Limerick online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Limerick sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sean Lemass Public Library, Castlefergus Equestrian, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Sean Lemass Public Library ©
Sean Lemass Public Library

1
night
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 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then make a trip to Quay Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and finally walk around Burren National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Wormhole and then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galway road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Burren National Park, Corcomroe Abbey, Ashford Castle
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, walk around St Stephens Green, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dublin holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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