17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Dublin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Donegal Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Sneem
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Bru na Boinne, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brentwood, USA to Dublin. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Brentwood in July: highs in Dublin hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

3
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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Silver Strand Beach and Surfing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Narin Beach and Eddie Doherty Tweed. Venture out of the city with trips to Slieve League (in Carrick) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Donegal Town in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silver Strand Beach, Narin Beach, Slieve League, Carrickfin Strand, Eddie Doherty Tweed
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach

3
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog's Bay Beach and Renvyle Beach. Do your shopping at Connemara Blue and Cottage Handcrafts. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Connemara National Park, stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and step off the mainland to explore Omey Island.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Clifden trip generator.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Clifden takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Clifden sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach, Renvyle Beach, Cottage Handcrafts
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

3
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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.
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Ross Castle will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Killarney National Park. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Inch Beach in Inch--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney holiday planner.

Drive from Clifden to Killarney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sneem.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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nights
Sneem

Sneem ©
Sneem is a village situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry), in County Kerry, in the southwest of Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skelligs Chocolate and Rossbeigh Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Derrynane Beach and Sherkin Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Sneem: The WhiteHouse Gallery (in Kilcrohane), Issie's Handmade Chocolate (in Castletownbere), Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church (in Cahersiveen), Barleycove Beach (in Schull) and Mick O'Dwyer Statue (in Waterville). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Ring of Kerry.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sneem vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Killarney to Sneem. In July, daytime highs in Sneem are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sneem

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mick O'Dwyer Statue, Skelligs Chocolate Co., Ring of Kerry, Rossbeigh Beach, Barleycove Beach
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Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Skelligs Chocolate Co. ©
Skelligs Chocolate Co.
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

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