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: London
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Louisburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carrick
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

3
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.
Step out of Galway with an excursion to Castlefergus Equestrian in Quin--about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner .

London, UK to Galway is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Galway hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Castlefergus Equestrian
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

2
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, then explore the activities along Keem Bay, and then get engrossed in the history at Granuaile Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Louisburgh vacation maker website .

You can drive from Galway to Louisburgh in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Deserted Village, Keem Bay
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay

1
night
Carrick

Carrick ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carrick route website .

Traveling by car from Louisburgh to Carrick takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glencolmcille
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Clocha na hEireann ©
Clocha na hEireann

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 12th (Sun), go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then get a taste of the local shopping with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Liscannor vacation builder .

Getting from Carrick to Liscannor by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Clare Coastal Walk Project
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle to go to Portmagee and see Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach, Skellig Ring Scenic Drive
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

3
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 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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