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: London
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Kilkee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Galway
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkee travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Kilkee is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Foynes Flying Boat Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and then play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Coole Park Nature Reserve, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ennis online trip maker .

Getting from Kilkee to Ennis by car takes about an hour. June in Ennis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Dromoland Castle, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Holy Trinity Abbey Church
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Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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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 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Cong, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©

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