17 days in Ireland & San Francisco Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & San Francisco Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
1
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kenmare, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Clonmany, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Ardara, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma) and Healdsburg (Sapphire Hill Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, take a stroll through SoMa, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. May in San Francisco sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Petaluma Seed Bank, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and then make a trip to Wall of Fame.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Dublin in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Dublin, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle vacation planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Conor Pass, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 28th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, then stroll through Old Kenmare Road, then take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and finally view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Blackwater Woodturners, then head off the coast to Garinish Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

Find out how to plan Kenmare trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kenmare sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Clonmany.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Norman McCloskey Photography ©
Norman McCloskey Photography

2
nights
Clonmany, Ireland

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 30th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, then hike along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, then view the masterpieces at Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery, and finally cruise along Mamore Gap. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wee House at Malin, then stop by Wild Atlantic Gifts, then take some stellar pictures from Malin Head, and finally stroll through Culdaff Beach.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Clonmany online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kenmare to Clonmany by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May in Clonmany, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Clonmany

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Malin Head, Culdaff Beach, Malin Head
Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre

3
nights
Ardara, Ireland

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves, and then view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. On the next day, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, then stop by Studio Donegal, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ardara vacation website.

Traveling by car from Clonmany to Ardara takes 2 hours. In May in Ardara, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malin Beg, Studio Donegal, Narin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Studio Donegal ©
Studio Donegal
Assaranca Waterfall ©
Assaranca Waterfall

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