11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin, Train to Sligo
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Sligo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cong
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 26th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, then explore the activities along Glencar Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Sligo road trip planning website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Sligo is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Sligo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Copenhagen in March, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Cong

— 1 night
On the 28th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then surround yourself with nature on Ireland's School of Falconry, then step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cong trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Cong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Cong when traveling from Sligo in March, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and finally don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Cong to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Inishmore sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren way, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Doolin trip tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Doolin by ferry takes about 2 hours. March in Doolin sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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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 1st (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, and finally steep yourself in history at St James' Church.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dingle itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Torc Mountain Walk will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Blarney Castle & Gardens and Muckross Abbey are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Blarney to see Blarney Woollen Mills about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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