7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Cork
Drive
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Clifden
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
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Carran
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glengarriff
— 1 night
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Cork

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cork day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cork. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Clifden.

Things to do in Cork

Breweries & Distilleries

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Clifden

— 3 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 2nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sky Rd, explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle, and then stroll through Dog's Bay Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Clifden road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Clifden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Inishmore

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inishmore journey planning site.

Getting from Clifden to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Inishmore are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carran.

Things to do in Inishmore

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Carran

— 2 nights
Carran, sometimes also spelled "Carron", is a small village in County Clare, Ireland, in the region known as the Burren, within a civil parish of the same name. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and then steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carran trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Carran. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Carran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glengarriff

— 1 night
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Lough Hyne has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island and then explore the activities along Lough Hyne. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience, then relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glengarriff day trip planning tool.

Drive from Carran to Glengarriff in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Glengarriff are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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

4.4
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.

The Burren travel guide

4.3
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.