16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Calgary
plane:  9​h
1
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
2
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Skibbereen
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Limerick
— Few hours
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Dublin
— 3 nights
plane:  14​h
End: Calgary

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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. To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shannon trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Shannon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Shannon: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 14°C at night. You'll set off for Bunratty on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Shannon

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): tee off at Dromoland Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then contemplate the long history of Knappogue Castle.

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Bunratty is just a short distance from Shannon. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Skibbereen.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Knappogue Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Knappogue Castle ©
Knappogue Castle
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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Skibbereen

Skibbereen ©
Skibbereen, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Skibbereen is known for historic sites, museums, nature, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, get your game on at Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre, head off the coast to Heir Island, and take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

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You can drive from Bunratty to Skibbereen in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Skibbereen

Fun & Games Nature Parks

Side Trip

Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre
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Smuggler’s Cove Adventure Centre ©
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle
Heir Island ©
Heir Island

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Skibbereen to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). Spend the 8th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, and stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project.

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You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

County Clare, Aillwee Cave, Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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Limerick

Limerick
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Limerick online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Doolin to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Nightlife Historic Sites
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Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilmainham Gaol, Grafton Street and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Limerick to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum