15 days in Turkey & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
End: Dublin, Ireland


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2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale day trip planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Pamukkale is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Pamukkale is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, stop by Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Dublin to be cooler, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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 Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Mount Congreve House and Gardens & Waterford Greenway), Tintern Abbey (in Wexford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Tintern Abbey, Kells Priory, Irish National Heritage Park, Ferns Castle
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

2
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, then tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor attractions app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahinch, Kilrush, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Vandeleur Walled Garden ©
Vandeleur Walled Garden

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