16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Shannon
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Shannon
Drive
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Kilkee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lahinch
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sligo
— 1 night
Drive
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Donegal Town
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cong
— 1 night
Drive
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Shannon
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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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 51°F by day to 40°F at night. You will leave for Kilkee on the 21st (Sat).

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Kilkee

— 3 nights
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 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°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 · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 24:

Lahinch

— 1 night
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 51°F during the day and 40°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 · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Galway

— 3 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.
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 47°F and lows of 38°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 · Nightlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

Sligo

— 1 night
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 different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, then get a taste of local nightlife at Shoot the Crows, then get 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. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Donegal Town

— 3 nights
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 Slieve League (in Carrick) and Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Lough Eske and step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle.

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 50°F, and evening lows to 45°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 · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:

Cong

— 1 night
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, then appreciate the history behind Bog Oak Sculpture, then steep 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 37°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:

Shannon

— 1 night
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

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Ireland travel guide

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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.