8 days in Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
Drive:  45​min
1
Ennis
— 2 nights
Bus:  45​min
2
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Miltown Malbay
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Kilrush
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Bunratty
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Shannon

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, stop by Burren Perfumery, then step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ennis trip itinerary planner .

Shannon to Ennis is an approximately half hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Ennis are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liscannor.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Corofin, Burren Perfumery, Dungaire Castle
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Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Hag's Head, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the historical opulence of Smithstown Castle, and finally look for gifts at Kenny Woollen Mills Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at The Great Hunger Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, then explore the striking landscape at The Burren Centre, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor holiday builder tool .

Getting from Ennis to Liscannor by car takes about an hour. In July in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Miltown Malbay.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lahinch, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, The Burren Centre, Smithstown Castle
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Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

1
night
Miltown Malbay

Miltown Malbay ©
Milltown Malbay is a town in the west of County Clare, Ireland, near Spanish Point.NameThere is a townland on the southern edge of the town called Poulawillin or Pollawillin. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, make a trip to The Music Makers of West Clare, then tee off at Spanish Point Golf Club, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Joseph's Well.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miltown Malbay trip planning site .

Miltown Malbay is very close to Liscannor. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Kilrush.

Things to do in Miltown Malbay

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Spanish Point
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Spanish Point Golf Club ©
Spanish Point Golf Club
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach
The Music Makers of West Clare ©
The Music Makers of West Clare

1
night
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Carrigafoyle Castle, then steep yourself in history at Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Doughmore Bay.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kilrush road trip planning app .

Kilrush is just a stone's throw from Miltown Malbay. July in Kilrush sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrigafoyle Castle, Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, Doughmore Bay
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Carrigafoyle Castle ©
Carrigafoyle Castle
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

2
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, trek along Ballyhoura Walking Trails, and then admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen, play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bunratty travel route planner .

You can drive from Kilrush to Bunratty in an hour. In July in Bunratty, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Limerick, Old Augustinian Friary, Craggaunowen, Dromoland Castle, Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle