23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Glengarriff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Achill Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Carrick
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Ennis
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Limerick
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Kelowna

1
night
Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 2nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Uragh Stone Circle, stroll through Beara Way, then go for a walk through Beicin Loop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lorge Chocolatier, then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glengarriff trip planner .

Kelowna, Canada to Glengarriff is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kelowna to Glengarriff, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beicin Loop, Uragh Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, view the masterpieces at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, hike along Hag's Head, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liscannor tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Lahinch Beach, Doolin Cave, Burren Perfumery, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 9th (Sun), make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then look for gifts at Lia Arann, and finally hike along The Wormhole. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planning website .

Getting from Liscannor to Inishmore by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

2
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Achill Island tour website .

Getting from Inishmore to Achill Island by combination of ferry and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Achill Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Westport
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

3
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencolmcille - Tower loop, then steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, then pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick online trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Achill Island to Carrick. In August in Carrick, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Malin Beg, Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

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.
Step out of Galway to go to Cong and see Ashford Castle, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, explore the activities along Galway Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip planner .

Getting from Carrick to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

3
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilrush (Vandeleur Walled Garden & Scattery Island). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort, experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and admire the landmark architecture of Ennis Friary.

Find out how to plan Ennis trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Galway to Ennis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ennis are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilrush, Corofin, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, The Burren
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 21st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): stop by The Lawrence Collection, get to know the resident critters at The Donkey Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Limerick day trip planning app .

Getting from Ennis to Limerick by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Limerick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bunratty, The Donkey Sanctuary, Old Irish Ways
Highlights from your plan
Terranova Gardens ©
Terranova Gardens
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

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