15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  19​h
1
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Lahore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale vacation planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Kinsale is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5 hours. In January, Kinsale is a bit cooler than Lahore - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, have some family-friendly fun at Faungorth Activity Centre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder .

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 January, daytime highs in Killarney are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sinead Lough Ceramics, steep yourself in history at Riasc, stop by John Weldon Jewellers, and sample the tasty concoctions at West Kerry Brewery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dingle route builder tool .

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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riasc ©
Riasc
Sinead Lough Ceramics ©
Sinead Lough Ceramics
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh, stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then have fun at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor journey app .

Drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Lahinch, Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, then pause for some photo ops at Gore Knox Monument, and finally examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Newport Church and then make a trip to Saint Mary's Well.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip planner .

Drive from Liscannor to Ballina in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Liscannor in January, expect nights in Ballina to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moyne Abbey, Bike and Boards, Newport Church
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buncrana: Five Fingers Strand (in Malin), Ray Church. (in Falcarragh) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wee House at Malin, stroll through Porthaw Beach, and steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip planner .

Drive from Ballina to Buncrana in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Five Fingers Strand, Ray Church., Carrickfin Strand, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Wee House at Malin
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross ©

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