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 30 min
2
Ardara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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. On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk and then play a few rounds at Doonbeg Golf Club. On your second day here, Head underground at Doolin Cave and then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Doonbeg online holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Doonbeg is an approximately 13- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Doonbeg are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ardara.

Things to do in Doonbeg

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doolin Cave, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
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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 Eddie Doherty Tweed, Assaranca Waterfall and Nancy's Bar. 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. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Slieve League and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ardara, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Doonbeg to Ardara in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Clifden.

Things to do in Ardara

Nature Parks 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.
For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ardara to Clifden in 4 hours. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel 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 reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Clifden to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Galway sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 36°F at night. 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 Tatler Jack, Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House. On the 3rd (Fri), get a taste of local nightlife at Tatler Jack.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Tatler Jack ©
Tatler Jack

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 Titanic Experience Cobh, Cobh Heritage Centre and Charles Fort. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

Discover how to plan a Cork trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in January, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
You've now added The Dawson Lounge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): join in the after-dark buzz at The Dawson Lounge. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin travel planner.

Traveling by train from Cork to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in January, and nighttime lows around 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums 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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