24 days in Ireland & Strabane Itinerary

24 days in Ireland & Strabane Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kenmare, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h
6
Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Kinvara, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Strabane, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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 24th (Wed), make a trip to The Spire, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary website.

San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Dublin to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Cashel.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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hours
Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard and then take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cashel journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cashel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 54°F in Cashel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cashel Folk Village ©
Cashel Folk Village
St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard ©
St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard

2
nights
Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate the long history of James Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Cashel to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
Highlights from your plan
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Step out of Kenmare to go to Glengarriff and see Garinish Island, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, stroll around Gleninchaquin Park, look for gifts at Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, and experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kenmare trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kinsale to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kenmare are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Ring of Kerry, Blueberry Hill Farm
Highlights from your plan
Blueberry Hill Farm ©
Blueberry Hill Farm
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): cruise along Slea Head Drive and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planning site.

You can drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

2
nights
Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Change things up with a short trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk in Kilkee (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Doolin online route planner.

Getting from Dingle to Doolin by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Kinvara.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

1
night
Kinvara, Ireland

Kinvara ©
Kinvara, also spelled Kinvarra, is a sea port village located in the south of County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinvara trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Kinvara takes an hour. In July in Kinvara, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Kinvara

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Corcomroe Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Corcomroe Abbey ©
Corcomroe Abbey

1
night
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 6th (Mon), try your luck at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, then step into the grandiose world of Clifden Castle, and then make a trip to Sky Rd. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm and then contemplate the long history of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Clifden trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kinvara to Clifden takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Killary Sheep Farm
Highlights from your plan
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking ©

2
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Westport trip website.

You can drive from Clifden to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Strabane.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

6
nights
Strabane, United Kingdom

Strabane ©
Strabane, historically spelt Straban, is a town in West Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Strabane side-trips: Armagh (Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), &more), The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh) and The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Lissan House and take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - The Argory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Strabane tour planning website.

You can drive from Westport to Strabane in 3 hours. In July in Strabane, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll set off for Dublin on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Strabane

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Armagh, The Abingdon Collection, Lissan House, The Jungle NI, National Trust - The Argory
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
You've now added Newgrange to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Newgrange.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder.

Drive from Strabane to Dublin in 3 hours. Traveling from Strabane in July, Dublin is slightly colder at night with lows of 51°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newgrange
Highlights from your plan
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

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