14 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

14 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

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Bunratty
— 4 nights
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Corofin
— 1 night
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Ballyvaughan
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Bunratty

— 4 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Explore Bunratty's surroundings by going to Doolin (Doolin Cave, Doolin Pier, &more), Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, admire the striking features of Ennis Friary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bunratty trip planner.

Dublin to Bunratty is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Corofin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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Corofin

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, walk around Burren National Park, then experience rural life at The Farmyard, and finally examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Corofin road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Corofin takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Corofin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Corofin

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Ballyvaughan

— 3 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Spend the 11th (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ballyvaughan itinerary planning site.

Ballyvaughan is very close to Corofin. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Galway

— 5 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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Clifden (Sky Rd & Clifden Bookshop), Cong (The Guinness Tower/Leonard's Tower, Ashford Castle, &more) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and get outside with Wild Atlantic Way.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Galway travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Ballyvaughan to Galway by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. September in Galway sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
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Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.