16 days in Ireland, Derry & Bushmills Itinerary

16 days in Ireland, Derry & Bushmills Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Clane
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Clane, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Clifden
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Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
Unknown
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Achill Island, Ireland
— 1 night
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly

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Clane, Ireland

Clane is a town in County Kildare, Ireland, 35.4km from Dublin. To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Clane day trip planning website.

Detroit, USA to Clane is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Clane to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 53°F. You will leave for Cork on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Clane

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Tours

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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story & Titanic Experience Cobh), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clane to Cork takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cork

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Bunratty, Ireland

Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet. On the 23rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then take in a show at Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet, and then play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bunratty trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cork to Bunratty by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bunratty can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

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Galway, Ireland

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher as well as Quay Street. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bunratty to Galway in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Galway sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will leave for Inishmore on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 24th (Sat), look for gifts at Lia Arann, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Clifden, Ireland

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, find your balance on the water with Real Adventures Connemara, then look for gifts at Clifden Bookshop, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clifden visit planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trips

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Achill Island, Ireland

Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, and then explore the activities along Keem Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Achill Island online sightseeing planner.

You can travel from Clifden to Achill Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Sligo, Ireland

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach.

To plan Sligo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can travel from Achill Island to Sligo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:

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Donegal Town, Ireland

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take a tour by water with Donegal Bay Waterbus and then make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Donegal Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:

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Derry, United Kingdom

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 29th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then snap pictures at Peace bridge, and finally make a trip to Walled city Londonderry.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Derry journey planning site.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Derry

Museums · Tours

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then stroll through Bushfoot Strand, and finally admire the sheer force of Dunseverick Falls.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bushmills trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Derry to Bushmills by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Aran Islands travel guide

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Ruins · Hiking Trails · Outdoor Activities
A collection of three islands off the west coast near Galway Bay, Aran Islands provide an isolated bit of the country where traditional culture reigns. The islands' inhabitants mostly speak Irish as a first language, and all place names are primarily in Irish, with English translations. Visitors revel in the small-town feel, authentic pubs, and native Irish language. Because the islands contain lots of unpaved roads and farmland bordered by walls made of limestone rocks, they're best explored by bike or on foot.