11 days in County Clare Itinerary

11 days in County Clare Itinerary

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11 days in County Clare Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Corofin
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Shannon
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): shop like a local with Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Doolin is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Doolin. In March, daytime highs in Doolin are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Corofin.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Liscannor, Lahinch Beach, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, Burren Exposure
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

2
nights
Corofin

Corofin ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Parknabinna Wedge Tomb, then look for gifts at Hazel Mountain Chocolates, then explore the historical opulence of Dunguaire Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corofin road trip planner .

Corofin is just a short distance from Doolin. April in Corofin sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Corofin

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hazel Mountain Chocolates, The Russell Gallery, Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Aillwee Cave
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Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

5
nights
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Dromoland Castle and The Donkey Sanctuary. Rock of Cashel and Quin Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore Shannon's surroundings by going to Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Desmond Castle (in Adare) and Hore Abbey (in Cashel). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, explore by horseback at Ballyhannon House, get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Flannan's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shannon holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Corofin to Shannon takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Shannon can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cashel, Bunratty, Adare, Ennis, Ballymorris Pottery
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Atlantic Air Adventures ©
Atlantic Air Adventures
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island

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