13 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

13 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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13 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Bloemfontein
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Limerick
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Bloemfontein

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.
When in Galway, make a side trip to see Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway route planner.

Bloemfontein, South Africa to Galway is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bloemfontein to Galway is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in June: highs in Galway hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Wormhole
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, and finally stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip maker .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Terranova Gardens, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Limerick day trip app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks Fun & Games Trails

Side Trips

Castlefergus Equestrian, Desmond Castle
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Terranova Gardens ©
Terranova Gardens
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle

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nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Limerick to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, 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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nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 24th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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