16 days in Ireland, County Londonderry & Bushmills Itinerary

16 days in Ireland, County Londonderry & Bushmills Itinerary

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Clane, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
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Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
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Achill Island, Ireland
— 1 night
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Clane, Ireland

Clane ©
Clane is a town in County Kildare, Ireland, 35.4km from Dublin. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to The Manor Mill Wheel, then take a pleasant ride with Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits, Equestrian and Activity Centre, and then surround yourself with nature on BargeTrip. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Celtic Rider, then relax in the rural setting at Clonfert Pet Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Clane road trip planning website.

Detroit, USA to Clane is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to Clane, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Clane reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Clane

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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BargeTrip
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Celtic Rider
5.0

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©

Rebel City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): meet the residents at Fota Wildlife Park, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and then tour in style with Cobh Road Train.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cork road trip planner.

You can drive from Clane to Cork in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Titanic Experience Cobh
4.1

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Bunratty, Ireland

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
On the 16th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then don't miss a visit to Shannon Heritage, and then take a pleasant ride with Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bunratty planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Bunratty takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours

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Landmark
Shannon Heritage
4.4

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): paddle through the water with Kayakmor, make a trip to Eyre Square, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours
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Scenic Drive
Wild Atlantic Way
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Eyre Square
3.2

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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for gifts at Lia Arann, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally get interesting insight from Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inishmore trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 19th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then glide peacefully along the water with Real Adventures Connemara, then look for gifts at Clifden Bookshop, and finally kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Real Adventures Connemara
4.9

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Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre, then stroll through Keel Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Achill Island travel route planning site.

You can travel from Clifden to Achill Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Water Body
Keem Bay
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Beach
Keel Beach
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History Museum
Achill Heritage Centre
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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 21st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, then stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sligo travel planning site.

Travel from Achill Island to Sligo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Sligo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Cemetery
Yeats's Grave
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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the views from Fairy Bridges, cool off at Bundoran Waterworld, and then take a memorable tour with Donegal Bay Waterbus.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Donegal Town trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Donegal Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Water Park
Bundoran Waterworld
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Bridge
Fairy Bridges
4.5

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Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument.

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Getting from Donegal Town to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Derry

Museums
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History Museum
Tower Museum
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Bridge
Peace bridge
4.6

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills trip maker tool.

You can drive from Derry to Bushmills in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bushmills are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You will leave for Dublin on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, walk around St Stephens Green, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bushmills to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in July, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Must see
St Stephens Green
4.7

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