5 days in County Clare Itinerary

5 days in County Clare Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Clare Trip Planner

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Ballyvaughan
— 3 nights
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Sixmilebridge
— 1 night
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Ballyvaughan

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Burren Birds of Prey Centre will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballyvaughan: Lahinch Beach (in Lahinch), Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park (in Liscannor) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Aillwee Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan trip itinerary maker app.

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. August in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Sixmilebridge.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sixmilebridge

— 1 night
Sixmilebridge, colloquially The Bridge, is a small town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 11th (Fri), play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sixmilebridge journey planning site.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Sixmilebridge in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Sixmilebridge can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sixmilebridge

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

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.