17 days in Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Falcarragh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Kilkenny
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get a sense of the local culture at Doagh Famine Village and O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Lisfannon Strand and Straghill Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff) and Five Fingers Strand (in Malin). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, don't miss a visit to Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Buncrana Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buncrana vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calabasas, USA to Buncrana. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Calabasas in April, expect Buncrana to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Falcarragh.

Things to do in Buncrana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Culdaff Beach, Doagh Famine village, Five Fingers Strand
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Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

2
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Falcarragh

Falcarragh ©
An Fál Carrach, sometimes called Na Crois Bhealaí is a small Gaeltacht town and townland in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Poison Glen, then kick back and relax at Carrickfin Strand, and then play a few rounds at Cruit Island Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ards Forest Park and then kick back and relax at Back Strand Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Falcarragh itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buncrana to Falcarragh. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Falcarragh

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ards Forest Park, Cruit Island Golf Club, Carrickfin Strand, Poison Glen
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Cruit Island Golf Club ©
Cruit Island Golf Club
Ards Forest Park ©
Ards Forest Park

2
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 6th (Thu), tee off at Ballina Golf Club and then relax in the rural setting at Eddie Joe's Open Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at County Sligo Golf Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Falcarragh to Sligo. In April in Sligo, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

Eddie Joe's Open Farm, Ballina Golf Club
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:
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Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
County Sligo Golf Club ©
County Sligo Golf Club
Ballina Golf Club ©
Ballina Golf Club

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and Tyrone House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Roundstone to see Dog's Bay Beach about 1:20 hours away.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Galway travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dog's Bay Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Tyrone House, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then learn about winemaking at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brewery Corner. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holycross Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel planner.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Nightlife

Side Trip

Cashel
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Torc Waterfall and Sherkin Island. Visit Ross Castle and Blarney Castle & Gardens for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: The WhiteHouse Gallery (in Kilcrohane) and Barleycove Beach (in Schull). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in April, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barleycove Beach, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Sherkin Island
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Sherkin Island ©
Sherkin Island

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