9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Miltown Malbay
— 1 night
2
Clifden
— 1 night
3
Ballina
— 1 night
4
Glencolmcille
— 1 night
5
Letterkenny
— 2 nights
6
Athlone
— 1 night
7
Ennis
— 1 night

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Miltown Malbay

Miltown Malbay ©
Milltown Malbay is a town in the west of County Clare, Ireland, near Spanish Point.NameThere is a townland on the southern edge of the town called Poulawillin or Pollawillin. You've now added Friel's Pub to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Music Makers of West Clare and then have a few drinks at Friel's Pub.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miltown Malbay itinerary planner.

Limerick to Miltown Malbay is an approximately 1-hour car ride. September in Miltown Malbay sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Miltown Malbay

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, The Burren Centre, Doughmore Bay
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Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre ©
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, contemplate the long history of Alcock and Brown Landing Site, thenkick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Marconi Station, and finally view the masterpieces at Lavelle Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Clifden day trip tool.

You can drive from Miltown Malbay to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gothic Chapel, Diamond Hill
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Diamond Hill ©
Diamond Hill
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Marconi Station ©
Marconi Station

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 5th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Rosserk Friary and then get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ballina trip app.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Ballina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. September in Ballina sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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Glencolmcille

Glencolmcille ©
Gleann Cholm Cille is a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Glencolmcille - Tower loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glencolmcille attractions planner.

Getting from Ballina to Glencolmcille by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Ballina in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Glencolmcille, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kilcar
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Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Studio Donegal ©
Studio Donegal

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Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll around Ballymacool Town Park, browse the exhibits of Colmcille Heritage Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church Dunlewey, contemplate the long history of Doe Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Donegal County Museum, and finally stop by Universal Books.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Letterkenny trip planner.

Getting from Glencolmcille to Letterkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Athlone.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Old Church Dunlewey, Doe Castle, Beltany Stone Circle
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle
Beltany Stone Circle ©
Beltany Stone Circle
Killydonnell Friary ©
Killydonnell Friary

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Athlone

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Athlone trip itinerary site.

Getting from Letterkenny to Athlone by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Letterkenny in September since evenings lows in Athlone dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Athlone

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sacred Heart Church
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Sacred Heart Church ©
Sacred Heart Church

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Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Clare Abbey, contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary, contemplate the long history of Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at de Valera Public Library, and finally look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ennis online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athlone to Ennis in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, St. John's Cathedral, Askeaton Friary
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Clare Abbey ©
Clare Abbey
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral