9 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

9 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Blarney
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ireland Church and then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Blarney route planner.

Newark, USA to Blarney is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Blarney. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Blarney at 57°F and lows at 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, and then make a trip to Ladies' View.

Make your Killarney itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Blarney to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Liscannor online travel route planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Liscannor in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

3
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, hike along The Wormhole, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Liscannor to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Castlefergus Equestrian, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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