7 days in Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Dublin
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
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 5th (Sun): make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then stroll through White Strand Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Liscannor sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Miltown Malbay
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Aughagower Church, examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary, and finally appreciate the history behind Gore Knox Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, have some family-friendly fun at Murder Mystery Ireland, then see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, and finally steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ballina trip planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Ballina in 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Liscannor in January: highs in Ballina hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aughagower Church, Moyne Abbey, Murder Mystery Ireland, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

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