16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland route planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Shannon
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kilkee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Lahinch
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Sligo
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
6
Donegal Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Cong
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Shannon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Phoenix

few
hours
Shannon

Shannon
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Shannon fast, fun, and easy.

Phoenix, USA to Shannon is an approximately 20- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Shannon is 7 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in November: highs in Shannon hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 40°F. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites Nightlife Spas

3
nights
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridges of Ross, Myles Creek Bar & Guesthouse and Scott's Bar. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden, cruise along Loop Head, and enjoy the sea views from Kilbaha Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkee route planner.

You can drive from Shannon to Kilkee in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kilkee can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Lahinch.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilrush, Loop Head
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Bridges of Ross ©
Bridges of Ross

1
night
Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
On the 24th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach and then steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lahinch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkee to Lahinch takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Lahinch

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Micil Distillery, Riverside Walk, Galway's Latin Quarter, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lahinch to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

1
night
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hennigans Bar, Hargadons Pub, Furey's Pub, and other attractions you added. On the 28th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, join in the after-dark buzz at Shoot the Crows, then join in the after-dark buzz at Furey's Pub, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Hargadons Pub.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Sligo sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Shoot the Crows ©
Shoot the Crows

3
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Forge, Biddy’s O’Barnes, Glengesh Pass, and other attractions. Venture out of the city with trips to Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle and don't miss a visit to Lough Eske.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sligo to Donegal Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cong.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Slieve League, Glengesh Pass
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
The Reel Inn ©
The Reel Inn

1
night
Cong

Cong ©
You've now added Glebe Stone Circles to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, make a trip to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, pause for some photo ops at Bog Oak Sculpture, then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally delve into the distant past at Glebe Stone Circles.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cong vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Cong takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cong when traveling from Donegal Town in December, with lows around 37°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for Shannon.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

1
night
Shannon

Shannon ©
On the 3rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shannon trip planner.

You can drive from Cong to Shannon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Similar Plans

19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM GERMANY July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in Ireland & Derry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Ireland & England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Belfast, Portrush & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Ireland & Derry BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans