12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3 h
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Dublin

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
On the 17th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, look for gifts at Stone Mad Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, thenview the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of James Fort.

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Dublin to Kinsale is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
Highlights from your plan
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killarney day trip planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Norman McCloskey Photography
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thentake in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Inch Beach, take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at Explorers World.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Glenteenassig Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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. On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, thenmake a trip to Cliffs of Moher, thenlook for gifts at Moher Cottage, and finally trek along Hag's Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to The Pollock Holes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Liscannor travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee, Lahinch Beach, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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 26th (Wed), stop by Aran Sweater Market, get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Chiarain.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inishmore road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)

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.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

Start your trip to Galway by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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