5 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

5 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

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5 days in County Clare & Galway Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Burren National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Ballyvaughan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
day
Burren National Park

Burren National Park ©
On the 22nd (Mon), stroll through Coole Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Nature Sanctuary, and then explore the striking landscape of The Burren.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Burren National Park holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Burren National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Burren National Park

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Coole Park, Burren National Park, Burren Nature Sanctuary & Cafe
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Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Coole Park ©
Coole Park
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden, then get outside with Backwest Adventures, and finally take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Burren Hills Walk, explore the historical opulence of Newtown Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ballyvaughan online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burren National Park to Ballyvaughan. In August, daytime highs in Ballyvaughan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, Hag's Head, Corcomroe Abbey
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Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): go deep underground at Glengowla Mines, step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cooper's Hill Livery - Private Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillwalk Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway itinerary maker.

Getting from Ballyvaughan to Galway by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oughterard
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Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines

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