19 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

19 days in Ireland & Portrush Itinerary

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Cahir, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Blarney, Ireland
— Few hours
3
Clonakilty, Ireland
— 1 night
4
Kenmare, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
7
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
Cong, Ireland
— Few hours
9
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
10
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
11
Shannon, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Cahir, Ireland

Cahir ©
Cahir is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. On the 1st (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, admire the landmark architecture of Swiss Cottage, and then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cahir trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Cahir is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Cahir at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Blarney.

Things to do in Cahir

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cashel, Cahir Castle
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Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Swiss Cottage ©
Swiss Cottage

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Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Blarney trip planner.

You can drive from Cahir to Blarney in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Blarney are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Clonakilty, Ireland

Clonakilty ©
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Skibbereen Heritage Centre and then explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clonakilty visit planning site.

Getting from Blarney to Clonakilty by car takes about an hour. July in Clonakilty sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skibbereen
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle

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Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes O'Connors Bar as well as Ring of Kerry. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Stone Circle and then get a taste of local nightlife at O'Connors Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kenmare online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Clonakilty to Kenmare by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kenmare are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nightlife

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
O'Connors Bar ©
O'Connors Bar
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

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night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip maker website.

Drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

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Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You've now added Doolin2Aran Ferries to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher and then contemplate the long history of Ennis Friary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): step on board at Doolin2Aran Ferries.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Doolin online trip maker.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Tours Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Ennis Friary, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin2Aran Ferries ©
Doolin2Aran Ferries
Ennis Friary ©
Ennis Friary

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), make a trip to Quay Street, thentake a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter. On the next day, stroll around Eyre Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, thenadmire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Galway are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cong.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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Cong, Ireland

Cong ©
On the 11th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara and then see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cong vacation builder tool.

Getting from Galway to Cong by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Cong, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sligo.

Things to do in Cong

Museums
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The Quiet Man Museum ©
The Quiet Man Museum
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara ©
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

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night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sligo Abbey as well as Strandhill People's Market. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Sligo Abbey and then pick up some local products at Strandhill People's Market.

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Traveling by car from Cong to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sligo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Donegal Castle
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Step out of Portrush with an excursion to Kinbane Castle in Ballycastle--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, go for a walk through Causeway Coastal Route, get outside with The Dark Hedges, and step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portrush trip maker.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Portrush takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Portrush are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will leave for Shannon on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, The Dark Hedges, Giant's Causeway, Kinbane Castle
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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Shannon, Ireland

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 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Shannon Heritage, thenplay a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, and then head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shannon online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Portrush to Shannon in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Shannon

Parks Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Shannon Heritage, Scattery Island, Dromoland Castle
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Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

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