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: Toronto
+2
Ferry + Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
1
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Ferry:  15 h
End: Toronto

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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. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the striking landscape at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. On the next day, head off the coast to Scattery Island, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and then Head underground at Aillwee Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Liscannor holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Liscannor is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Liscannor due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in Liscannor to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Scattery Island
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
The Burren ©
The Burren

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition, and don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey.

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You can drive from Liscannor to Ballina in 2.5 hours. May in Ballina sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achill Island, Slieve League, Moyne Abbey, Downpatrick Head
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Seoidin (in Ennis) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Galway takes 1.5 hours. May in Galway sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ennis, 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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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. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and stroll through Muckross House.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney sightseeing site .

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

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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nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary 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. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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