22 days in County Clare & The Burren Itinerary

22 days in County Clare & The Burren Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Bunratty
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Bunratty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilrush
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Lahinch
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corofin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballyvaughan
— 5 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Lafayette Regional Airport

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Bunratty

— 3 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Go for a jaunt from Bunratty to Ennis to see Escape Rooms Ennis about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, contemplate the long history of Knappogue Castle, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bunratty trip itinerary planning app.

Lafayette, USA to Bunratty is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lafayette to Bunratty due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lafayette in December, expect Bunratty to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Tours

Side Trips

Kilrush

— 2 nights
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 5th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Irish Rural Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden and then see majestic marine mammals with Dolphin Discovery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kilrush itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Kilrush takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Kilkee

— 3 nights
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kilkee is known for nature, classes, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, explore the striking landscape at Bridges of Ross, visit a coastal fixture at Kilbaha Lighthouse, and take a tour by water with Dolphinwatch.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kilkee travel route website.

Kilkee is just a stone's throw from Kilrush. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkee can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkee

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 2 nights
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren way, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and then relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park. On the next day, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at White Strand Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner.

Drive from Kilkee to Liscannor in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Liscannor are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch

— 3 nights
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Lahinch is known for adventure, beaches, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, get outside with Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahinch attractions tool.

Lahinch is just a short distance from Liscannor. December in Lahinch sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Corofin.

Things to do in Lahinch

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Corofin

— 3 nights
Corofin is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, delve into the distant past at Carran Medieval Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and stop by Burren Perfumery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Corofin using our trip planner.

Corofin is just a stone's throw from Lahinch. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Corofin

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan

— 5 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Spend the 18th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Aillwee Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ballyvaughan tour itinerary builder site.

Ballyvaughan is just a short distance from Corofin. December in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

The Burren travel guide

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Caves · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wildlife Areas
The Burren gets its name from an anglicized version of the Irish word "Boireann," which translates to "rocky place." Showcasing giant slabs of exposed limestone with little to no soil cover, the landscape provides a sharp contrast to Ireland's lush green fields. Between the jagged angles of rock run small streams and varied fauna fills in the gaps between the stony outcroppings. The mixture of arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants all growing in the rocky ground make the Burren a distinctive place to visit.