14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast vacation maker

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
3
Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Doolin
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip maker.

Belfast, UK to Galway is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Achill Island

— 1 night
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Deserted Village, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, and then explore the activities along Keem Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Achill Island trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Achill Island takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Inishmore

— 2 nights
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 15th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then look for gifts at Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Explore Doolin's surroundings by going to Dolphinwatch (in Carrigaholt), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Head underground at Doolin Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Doolin journey planner.

Getting from Inishmore to Doolin by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Doolin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Inch Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney (Blarney Chocolate Factory & Blarney Castle & Gardens). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney online vacation planner.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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