13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Trinity College Dublin. Step out of Dublin to go to Portmarnock and see Portmarnock Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, and examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bangkok, Thailand to Dublin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Bangkok to Dublin. In December, Dublin is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Galway Arts Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lahinch Beach and Salthill Beaches. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to The Burren (in Corofin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mulranny Strand, and then stop by Lina Stein School of Millinery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey, and then kick back and relax at Ross Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ballina sightseeing planner.

Getting from Galway to Ballina by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Killala, Michael Davitt Museum, Lina Stein, Mulranny Strand
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Moyne Abbey ©
Moyne Abbey

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Relax by the water at Back Strand Beach and Narin Beach. Visiting Dunree Bay and Straghill Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Buncrana side-trips: Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff), Five Fingers Strand (in Malin) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Kinnegar Brewing and contemplate the long history of Grianan Of Aileach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballina to Buncrana. In January, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Back Strand Beach, Narin Beach, Kinnegar Brewing, Grianan Of Aileach, Carrickfin Strand
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach
Kinnegar Brewing ©
Kinnegar Brewing

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