8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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1
Shannon
— 1 night
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
3
Galway
— 2 nights
4
Clifden
— Few hours

1
night
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), contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then get outside with Dromoland Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shannon tour itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Shannon is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland to Shannon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Portland in March: high temperatures in Shannon hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Ross Castle and Staigue Fort will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Killarney National Park and Inch Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Castlegregory (Caherconree Fort, Original Kerry Craft Centre, &more).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Shannon to Killarney takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and finally walk around South Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway online trip planner.

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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hours
Clifden

Clifden
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Tours
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