16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  13 h
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ardara
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Cork
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glendalough Monastic Settlement, and then stop by Sheridans.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Mumbai to Dublin, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Glendalough Cathedral, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

2
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.
On the 20th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, then stop by Standun, and finally stop by OMG Zhivago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galway trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Spiddal, Fanore Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios ©
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Standun ©
Standun

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Shop till you drop at Strandhill People's Market and The Cat and Moon. Take a break from the city and head to Strandhill Beach and Atlantic Sheepdogs. Change things up with a short trip to Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre in Bawnboy (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, view the masterpieces at Hazelwood House, stop by Liber, and enjoy the sand and surf at Streedagh Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip maker tool .

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Galway in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sligo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Grange, Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre, Creevelea Friary
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Streedagh Beach ©
Streedagh Beach

1
night
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Kennedy of Ardara, stop by John Molloy Limited, then stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed, then take in the exciting artwork at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ardara day trip planning website .

Drive from Sligo to Ardara in 1.5 hours. May in Ardara sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Narin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery ©
Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery
Kennedy of Ardara ©
Kennedy of Ardara

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Roundstone Ceramics, enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, then stop by Connemara Blue, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach, then stop by Cottage Handcrafts, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Clifden holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Ardara to Clifden takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Roundstone, Cottage Handcrafts, Renvyle Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Tue), stop by Tregan Craft Centre, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then shop like a local with Rohan Reilly Photography, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip app .

Drive from Clifden to Cork in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Rohan Reilly Photography
Tregan Craft Centre ©
Tregan Craft Centre

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 30th (Thu), stop by Mr.Mcquires Olde Sweet Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and then kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Peter Cox Photography Gallery ©
Peter Cox Photography Gallery
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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