10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + bus:  13​h
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Galway
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  2​h
4
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Blarney to see Blarney Castle & Gardens about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney online holiday maker .

Philadelphia, USA to Killarney is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Philadelphia to Killarney, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for colder days in Killarney, with highs around 64°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dingle trip simple and quick.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Galway sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

1
night
Inishmore

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 3rd (Thu): trek along The Wormhole, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Trails Outdoors
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

2
nights
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 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Aillwee Cave, stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liscannor day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

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