8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Dingle
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Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cong
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo
— 1 night
Drive

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Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossbeigh Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower. On your second day here, get outside with Dingle Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dingle online travel route planner.

Belfast, UK to Dingle is an approximately 5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Killarney

— 2 nights
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 7th (Sat): trek along Torc Mountain Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, and then hike along The Kerry Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stroll through Kerry Cliffs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip tool.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach, then stroll through Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Doolin day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Cong

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cong visit planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Cong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Cong sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Sligo

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Flying, then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cong to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches