8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Killarney
— 1 night
Drive
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sligo
— 2 nights
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Killarney

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Banna Strand and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rossbeigh Beach. Keep things going the next day: trek along Torc Mountain Walk, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary maker tool.

Manchester, UK to Killarney is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 6th (Fri), get outside with Dingle Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Eask Tower. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle online holiday planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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 8th (Sun): hike along Burren way, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Doolin journey planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Sligo

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake, make a trip to Sligo Abbey, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Bundoran Waterworld and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip