10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast itinerary planner

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Route & dates

1
Killarney
— 2 nights
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
3
Kilrush
— 1 night
4
Doolin
— 2 nights
5
Louisburgh
— 1 night
6
Carrick
— 1 night

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

Dublin to Killarney is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 27th (Mon), get outside with Slea Head Drive and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, thenstep off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and then cruise along Dingle Peninsula.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Dingle travel planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dingle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

1
night
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 29th (Wed), make a trip to The Pollock Holes, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, and finally head off the coast to Scattery Island.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilrush trip maker site.

Drive from Dingle to Kilrush in 3 hours. In July in Kilrush, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kilkee
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre ©
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

2
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 30th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, take in nature's colorful creations at Doolin Garden and Nursery, thenHead underground at Doolin Cave, and finally hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, thenidentify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, thenstop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Doolin road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kilrush to Doolin by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Burren Smokehouse,
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

1
night
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, stroll through Silver Strand, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Valley.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Louisburgh tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Doolin to Louisburgh by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Croagh Patrick
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Croagh Patrick ©
Croagh Patrick

1
night
Carrick

Carrick ©
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick road trip planner.

Drive from Louisburgh to Carrick in 3.5 hours. In August in Carrick, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glencolmcille
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Clocha na hEireann ©
Clocha na hEireann

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