15 days in County Cork, County Clare & Galway Itinerary

15 days in County Cork, County Clare & Galway Itinerary

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Baltimore
— 1 night
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Cork
— 2 nights
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Bunratty
— 3 nights
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Ennis
— 1 night
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Corofin
— 2 nights
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Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
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Galway
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Baltimore

— 1 night
Baltimore is a village in western County Cork, Ireland. On the 21st (Thu), explore the activities along Lough Hyne, make a trip to Baltimore Beacon, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre, then explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The White House Gallery & Cafe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Baltimore tour planner.

Dublin to Baltimore is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. October in Baltimore sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Baltimore

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Cork

— 2 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll around Fitzgerald Park, make a trip to Blarney Stone, and then take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk and then stroll through Birds of Prey Educational Centre.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cork online travel planner.

Getting from Baltimore to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. October in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Bunratty

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dromoland Castle and Thomond Park Stadium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bunratty: Old Irish Ways (in Bruff) and Curragh Chase Forest Park (in Limerick). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and design of University of Limerick, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, stop by The Lawrence Collection, and get outside with Flannerys.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bunratty trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cork to Bunratty takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Bunratty

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:

Ennis

— 1 night
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Ennis Friary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach, and then ride a horse along Ballyhannon House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ennis online holiday maker.

Ennis is very close to Bunratty. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Corofin.

Things to do in Ennis

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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Corofin

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, then delve into the distant past at Kilmacduagh Tower, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Gort Golf Club, stop by Burren Perfumery, and then experience rural life at Father Ted's House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Corofin trip itinerary builder website.

Corofin is very close to Ennis. In October, daily temperatures in Corofin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Corofin

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

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Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Ballyvaughan

— 1 night
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.
On the 31st (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kinvara Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and finally stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

Discover how to plan a Ballyvaughan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ballyvaughan is just a short distance from Corofin. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Galway

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Distillery Tours and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Zipline (in Cong) and Glengowla Mines (in Oughterard). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, make a trip to Kirwan's Lane, and stroll around Rinville Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary website.

Getting from Ballyvaughan to Galway by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

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County Cork travel guide

4.3
Castles · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Rebel County
County Cork has made a name for itself as the home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary limestone rock rumored to give those who kiss it "the gift of the gab." People come from around the world to bend over backwards and put their lips to the rock in the hopes of becoming more eloquent. In Cork, the county's eponymous city, it is said that the accents rise and fall with the city's rolling terrain. The southern county attracts those looking for the iconic green hills, craggy coastline, and warm hospitality of Ireland. Known affectionately as The Rebel County for its role in the Irish War of Independence, this region is proudly Irish, as evidenced in the region's many cultural festivals and events.

County Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
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.