3 days in County Clare Itinerary

3 days in County Clare Itinerary

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Ballyvaughan
— 1 day
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Kilkee
— 2 nights
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Ballyvaughan

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ballyvaughan trip planner.

Dublin to Ballyvaughan is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Kilkee.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Kilkee

Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Bridges of Ross, then visit a coastal fixture at Kilbaha Lighthouse, then enjoy breathtaking views from Loop Head Lighthouse, and finally stop by Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay, then stroll through Kilkee Beach, and finally make a trip to The Pollock Holes.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkee route builder tool.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Kilkee in 1.5 hours. August in Kilkee sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
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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.