14 days in Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
Drive:  28​h
1
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lahinch
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Shannon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Shannon

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Donegal Castle and Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Donegal Craft Village and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sligo trip planner .

Shannon to Sligo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Donegal Town, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Muredach's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Foxford Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Errew Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Killala Tower, and finally sample the fine beverages at Connacht Whiskey Company.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ballina online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ballina takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ballina can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Lahinch.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Errew Abbey, Killala Tower, Foxford Village
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St. Muredach's Cathedral ©
St. Muredach's Cathedral
Killala Tower ©
Killala Tower
Errew Abbey ©
Errew Abbey

4
nights
Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Head to Burren Perfumery and Hazel Mountain Chocolatesfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahinch: Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes), Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge) and Limerick (Hunt Museum & Saint Mary's Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quin Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahinch online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Lahinch takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahinch

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Limerick, Ballyvaughan, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

2
nights
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 15th (Sat), look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection Costume Photography.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shannon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Shannon takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Shannon are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Adare, Bunratty, Burren National Park, Askeaton Friary
Highlights from your plan
Askeaton Friary ©
Askeaton Friary
The Lawrence Collection ©
The Lawrence Collection
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co. ©
Adare's Old Creamery Gift Co.

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle and then step into the grandiose world of Dunguaire Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and then stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Doolin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Shannon to Doolin in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Ballyvaughan, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Dungaire Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Dungaire Castle ©
Dungaire Castle

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