8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Portland
Fly:  16​h
Shannon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Clifden
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Portland

2
days
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 18th (Sun), explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then tee off at Dromoland Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

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Portland, USA to Shannon is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in March; daily highs in Shannon reach 51°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Shannon

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Dromoland Castle, Doughmore Bay, Craggaunowen, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

3
days
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Popular historic sites such as Ross Castle and Caherconree Fort are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Castlegregory Golf Links and Inch Beach. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Castlegregory to see Original Kerry Craft Centre about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort.

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Traveling by car from Shannon to Killarney takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Inch Beach, Staigue Fort
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
day
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 23rd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and finally grab your bike and head to South Park.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Killarney in March, with highs in Galway at 47°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

few
hours
Clifden

Clifden
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
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Getting from Galway to Clifden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Clifden

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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