13 days in Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Buncrana
— 1 night
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Sligo
— 3 nights
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights

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Buncrana

Buncrana
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Strand Beach. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunree Bay.

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Budapest, Hungary to Buncrana is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Budapest to Buncrana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: high temperatures in Buncrana hover around 10°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

3
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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Visit Belleek Castle Museum and Creevelea Friary for their historical value. Visit Strandhill Beach and Narin Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Kennedy of Ardara (in Ardara). There's more to do: stroll through Dunmoran Strand and stop by Michael Quirke - Wood Carver.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sligo visit planning app.

Getting from Buncrana to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. December in Sligo sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand

3
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Galway

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Renvyle Beach and Salthill Promenade. Get some historical perspective at Tyrone House and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: O`Dalaigh Jewellers (in Clifden), Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) (in Carraroe) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, then delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny sightseeing app.

Drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In January in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Mount Juliet Estate ©
Mount Juliet Estate

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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and finally admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney tour planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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