12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip planner .

London, UK to Kinsale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Drombeg Stone Circle, Inchydoney Beach
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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 Eask Tower in Dingle--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eask Tower
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Liscannor are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

County Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Ballyvaughan
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

3
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, then take in the exciting artwork at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and finally take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Achill Island visit site .

Getting from Liscannor to Achill Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. March in Achill Island sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Ashford Castle
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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