7 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

7 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast itinerary maker

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Kinsale
— 1 day
Drive
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Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
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Kinsale

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and then look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale trip builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Kinsale. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Kinsale: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Kenmare

— 1 night
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Lorge Chocolatier, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the exciting artwork at Norman McCloskey Photography.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kenmare road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Kenmare sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, and then steep yourself in history at St James' Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Doolin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. In August in Doolin, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips