10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kinsale
— 1 day
Drive
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
4
Doolin
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
6
Galway
— 2 nights
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Kinsale

— 1 day
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then look for gifts at Granny's Bottom Drawer, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Kinsale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kinsale: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney day trip tool.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and finally kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach.

Before you visit Dingle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 25th (Fri), tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Irish Crafts - Doolin, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Doolin planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 27th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip planner.

Getting from Doolin to Inishmore by ferry takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, head outdoors with Ireland's School of Falconry, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way and then explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Galway trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Parks

Side Trips