8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Seattle

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 28th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance and then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, view the masterpieces at The Gallery Kinsale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kinsale trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Kinsale. February in Kinsale sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip planning site .

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Killarney are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Glanteenassig Wood
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

1
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Backwest Adventures, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., then take in the pleasant sights at Beauty Of The Burren Walks, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Liscannor vacation planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Backwest Adventures, Beauty Of The Burren Walks, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Backwest Adventures ©
Backwest Adventures

1
night
Ballina

Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and then examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ballina online journey planner .

You can drive from Liscannor to Ballina in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ballina are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

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