5 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

5 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

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1
Burren National Park
— 1 day
2
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
3
Galway
— 2 nights

1
day
Burren National Park

Burren National Park ©
The Burren National Park, located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren, Co Clare is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll around Coole Park Nature Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, and then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Burren National Park road trip app.

Dublin to Burren National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In August in Burren National Park, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Burren National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coole Park Nature Reserve, Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe, Burren National Park
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Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe ©
Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe

2
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, then head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get insight into ancient worlds with Burren Hills Walk, explore the historical opulence of Newtown Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and finally trek along Hag's Head.

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Traveling by car from Burren National Park to Ballyvaughan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Hag's Head, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
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Caher Bridge Garden ©
Caher Bridge Garden
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures

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nights
Galway

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 25th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Glengowla Mines, step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and then pick up some new knowledge with JT Equestrian. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along with Hillwalk Tours.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Galway attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Galway

Tours · Outdoors · Classes

Side Trip

Oughterard
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Hillwalk Tours ©
Hillwalk Tours
JT Equestrian ©
JT Equestrian
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

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