13 days in Ireland & Bushmills Itinerary

13 days in Ireland & Bushmills Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland & Bushmills Itinerary

Start: Drogheda, Ireland
Drive:  5​h
1
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Letterfrack, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Kenmare, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cashel, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Wicklow, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, then stroll through Giant's Causeway, and finally stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop. On the next day, cruise along The Dark Hedges, then take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills day trip planner.

Drogheda, Ireland to Bushmills is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dunluce Castle, The Dark Hedges, The Puffin Gallery, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): make a trip to Sligo Abbey and then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip builder website .

You can drive from Bushmills to Sligo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sligo, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Letterfrack.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Sligo Abbey ©
Sligo Abbey

1
night
Letterfrack, Ireland

Letterfrack ©
Letterfrack or Letterfrac is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Letterfrack travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Letterfrack in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Doolin.
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

2
nights
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Doolin trip planner .

Drive from Letterfrack to Doolin in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corofin, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 10th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, contemplate the long history of Cromwell's Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Garinish Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and then get outside with Ring of Kerry.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kenmare trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Garinish Island, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the next day, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then make a trip to Ladies' View.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Cashel.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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night
Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle and then steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cashel vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cashel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cashel sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Wicklow.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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night
Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Russborough House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wicklow route planner.

Drive from Cashel to Wicklow in 2.5 hours. September in Wicklow sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Wicklow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The Mill at Avoca Village
Highlights from your plan
Russborough House ©
Russborough House
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village