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: Dublin
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
End: Dublin

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Kilrush (Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre & Scattery Island), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway vacation site .

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilrush, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Aillwee Cave
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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.
On the 4th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inishmore itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Inishmore sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

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

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 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then look for gifts at The Rock Shop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Liscannor trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Liscannor are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Doolin
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave
The Rock Shop ©
The Rock Shop

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle journey builder app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of Killarney with an excursion to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney--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, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

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

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