13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Doonbeg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cork
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Dublin
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Doonbeg

Doonbeg ©
Doonbeg is a village in west County Clare, Ireland on the Atlantic coast. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Doolin Cave as well as Kilkee Cliff Walk. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk and then tee off at Doonbeg Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave and then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Doonbeg trip planner.

New York City, USA to Doonbeg is an approximately 13- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ardara.

Things to do in Doonbeg

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doolin Cave
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

2
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Assaranca Waterfall, Eddie Doherty Tweed and Nancy's Bar. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, then look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, and then raise your glass at Nancy's Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Slieve League and then get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ardara attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Doonbeg to Ardara in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Clifden.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Nightlife

Side Trip

Slieve League
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Nancy's Bar ©
Nancy's Bar
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass

1
night
Clifden

Clifden
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip builder app.

You can drive from Ardara to Clifden in 4 hours. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galway online day trip planner.

Drive from Clifden to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gap of Dunloe, Ross Castle, Muckross House, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a taste of local nightlife at Tatler Jack.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney online road trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Killarney are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Charles Fort, Cobh Heritage Centre and Titanic Experience Cobh. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh and then examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cork online tour planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 37°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
The Dawson Lounge has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), get a taste of local nightlife at The Dawson Lounge.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin visit planner.

Traveling by train from Cork to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
The Dawson Lounge ©
The Dawson Lounge

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