9 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

9 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast journey planner

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Doolin
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt), Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

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Cork to Doolin is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in Doolin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then look for gifts at Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta.

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Ride a ferry from Doolin to Inishmore in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, then learn insider's secrets on Micil Distillery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Galway Atlantaquaria, and finally walk around Eyre Square.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Killarney

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip site.

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. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites