6 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

6 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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6 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sat), view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, then view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then see the interesting displays at Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Kinsale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Irish Veterans Museum ©
Irish Veterans Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island, and finally examine the collection at Blasket Besucherzentrum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, then kick back and relax at Clogher Strand, then get engrossed in the history at Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dingle road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Dingle, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dingle

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunquin, Ventry, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 13th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, get engrossed in the history at The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition, then examine the collection at Fr. Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rosserk Friary, and finally examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina day trip app .

Drive from Dingle to Ballina in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Dingle in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ballina: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and then explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. November in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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