13 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

13 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

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Shannon
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 7 nights

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Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): tee off at Dromoland Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Knappogue Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shannon vacation maker app.

Durham, USA to Shannon is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Durham in September: high temperatures in Shannon hover around 63°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get great views at Cliffs of Moher and then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach and then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Shannon to Doolin takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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Galway

Galway ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, The Great Western Greenway, &more), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Parade (in Newport). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and gain a rich perspective with Hillwalk Tours.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway travel route app.

You can drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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