7 days in Limerick, County Clare & Western Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Limerick, County Clare & Western Ireland Itinerary

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Limerick
— 3 nights
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Bunratty
— 1 night
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Galway
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Limerick

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Kinsale (Charles Fort & Irish Veterans Museum) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Limerick route planning app.

Dublin to Limerick is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Bunratty

Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
On the 11th (Fri), experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

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Bunratty is just a stone's throw from Limerick. In September, daytime highs in Bunratty are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Galway

City of the Tribes

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
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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.

Western Ireland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.