22 days in County Clare & The Burren Itinerary

22 days in County Clare & The Burren Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Bunratty
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Bunratty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilrush
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kilkee
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Lahinch
— 3 nights
Drive
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Corofin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballyvaughan
— 5 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Lafayette Regional Airport

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Bunratty

— 3 nights
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Change things up with a short trip to Escape Rooms Ennis in Ennis (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

Before you visit Bunratty, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Lafayette, USA to Bunratty is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lafayette to Bunratty. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Lafayette in May, with highs in Bunratty at 60°F and lows at 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilrush.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trips

Kilrush

— 2 nights
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Irish Rural Life, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin Discovery.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kilrush trip app.

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Kilrush takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Kilrush can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Kilkee

— 3 nights
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kilkee is known for nature, classes, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, see majestic marine mammals with Dolphinwatch, stop by Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts, and make a trip to The Pollock Holes.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkee trip planner.

Kilkee is just a stone's throw from Kilrush. May in Kilkee sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Kilkee

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 2 nights
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hike along Burren way, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Woollen Market, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, then trek along Hag's Head, and finally kick back and relax at White Strand Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Liscannor tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kilkee to Liscannor in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Lahinch

— 3 nights
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Lahinch is known for adventure, beaches, and golf. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lahinch trip itinerary tool.

Lahinch is very close to Liscannor. In May, daily temperatures in Lahinch can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Corofin.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Golf

Side Trips

Corofin

— 3 nights
Corofin is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Burren National Park, relax in the rural setting at Father Ted's House, hike along Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk, and take a memorable drive along Burren Coastline Drive.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Corofin day trip site.

Corofin is just a stone's throw from Lahinch. In May, daytime highs in Corofin are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Corofin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan

— 5 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Spend the 27th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach, and stop by Hazel Mountain Chocolates.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballyvaughan trip planner.

Ballyvaughan is just a short distance from Corofin. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare travel guide

4.2
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

The Burren travel guide

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Caves · Gift & Specialty Shops · Wildlife Areas
The Burren gets its name from an anglicized version of the Irish word "Boireann," which translates to "rocky place." Showcasing giant slabs of exposed limestone with little to no soil cover, the landscape provides a sharp contrast to Ireland's lush green fields. Between the jagged angles of rock run small streams and varied fauna fills in the gaps between the stony outcroppings. The mixture of arctic, Mediterranean, and alpine plants all growing in the rocky ground make the Burren a distinctive place to visit.