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: Phoenix
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Galway
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes James Fort. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of James Fort, get engrossed in the history at Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, then stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography, and finally contemplate the long history of Charles Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery Kinsale, and finally view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary maker website .

Phoenix, USA to Kinsale is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Phoenix to Kinsale due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Kinsale hover around 56°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Michael Collins Centre
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Michael Collins Centre ©
Michael Collins Centre

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Blasket Besucherzentrum. Appreciate the collections at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum and An Diseart. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Greenlane Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle road trip website .

Getting from Kinsale to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Dingle

Museums Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Ventry, Dunquin, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
Celtic and Prehistoric Museum ©
Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

1
night
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 22nd (Tue), examine the collection at Fr. Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre, step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle, then make a trip to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition.

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You can drive from Dingle to Ballina in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites
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The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, then browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Cong Heritage Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Cong
Highlights from your plan
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
The Cong Heritage Trail ©
The Cong Heritage Trail
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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