15 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Cork
— 1 night
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Sligo
— 1 night
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Dublin
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny — 2 nights

Marble City

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 hidden gems such as Medieval Mile Museum and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford) and Tullamore D.E.W. Distillery Experience (in Tullamore). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kilkenny is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to Kilkenny. In August, Kilkenny is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 64°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 1 night

Rebel City

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 13th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then explore the galleries of Cork City Gaol, and finally don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. August in Cork sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ladies' View, then stroll through Torc Mountain Walk, and then hike along The Kerry Way.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip site.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, then look for gifts at Dingle Pottery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle journey maker.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sligo.
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Sligo — 1 night

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, then pause for some photo ops at W.B.Yeats Statue, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 14 Henrietta Street and The Famine Sculptures. Venture out of the city with trips to Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Howth Head (in Howth). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, make a trip to St. Michan's Church, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin route maker site.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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