14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast tour planner

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

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Kinsale

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat), tee off at Old Head Golf Links, then take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Oceanaddicts, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

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

Valletta, Malta to Kinsale is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Kinsale. When traveling from Valletta in July, plan for much colder days in Kinsale, with highs around 21°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Golf

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kenmare). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To see ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney online 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 July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Galway

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (The Quiet Cailin Studios, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and learn insider's secrets on Micil Distillery.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dingle in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, look for gifts at Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Inishmore travel planner.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphinwatch and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Doolin trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips