8 days in Ireland's West Coast, County Cork & County Waterford Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast, County Cork & County Waterford Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland's West Coast, County Cork & County Waterford Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Shannon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cork
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Waterford
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

2
nights
Shannon

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 10th (Tue), play a few rounds at Shannon Golf Club, then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, and then enjoy some diversion at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shannon day trip planning site .

Honolulu, USA to Shannon is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Shannon is 10 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in March, things will get much colder in Shannon: highs are around 50°F and lows about 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Shannon

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Castlefergus Equestrian, Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, Doughmore Bay, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Doughmore Bay ©
Doughmore Bay

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Shannon to Dingle in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Dingle are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

Plan trip to Killarney with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fota Wildlife Park and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fota Wildlife Park
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park

1
night
Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 15th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Waterford trip website .

You can take a bus from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Waterford, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 40°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

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