16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Shannon
— Few hours
2
Kilkee
— 3 nights
3
Lahinch
— 1 night
4
Galway
— 3 nights
5
Sligo
— 1 night
6
Donegal Town
— 3 nights
7
Cong
— 1 night
8
Shannon
— 1 night

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hours
Shannon

Shannon
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shannon travel planner.

Phoenix, USA to Shannon is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in November, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Shannon: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. You will leave for Kilkee on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
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nights
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridges of Ross, Myles Creek Bar & Guesthouse and Scott's Bar. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Vandeleur Walled Garden, stroll through Loop Head, and visit a coastal fixture at Kilbaha Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkee online trip builder.

You can drive from Shannon to Kilkee in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Kilkee are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lahinch.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilrush, Loop Head
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross
Loop Head ©
Loop Head

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night
Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach and then steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahinch trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkee to Lahinch in an hour. In November in Lahinch, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Lahinch

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Micil Distillery, Riverside Walk, Galway's Latin Quarter, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Galway sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Corcomroe Abbey
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Micil Distillery ©
Micil Distillery

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hennigans Bar, Hargadons Pub, Furey's Pub, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, thenget a taste of local nightlife at Shoot the Crows, thenget a taste of local nightlife at Furey's Pub, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Hargadons Pub.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo visit planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Nightlife Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Shoot the Crows ©
Shoot the Crows
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Forge, Biddy’s O’Barnes, Glengesh Pass, and other attractions you added. Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle and make a trip to Lough Eske.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Donegal Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cong.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Nightlife Nature

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Glengesh Pass, Slieve League
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

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Cong

Cong ©
You've now added Glebe Stone Circles to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, make a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, thenappreciate the history behind Bog Oak Sculpture, thensteep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally delve into the distant past at Glebe Stone Circles.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cong holiday planning site.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Cong in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Donegal Town in December, Cong is little chillier at night with lows of °F. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shannon.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara ©
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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Shannon

Shannon ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shannon trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Cong to Shannon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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