15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Kinsale

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, then browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, then take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally tee off at Old Head Golf Links.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kinsale online trip itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Kinsale is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ljubljana in June: highs in Kinsale hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Golf · Parks · Outdoors

Galway

— 4 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 Galway's surroundings by going to Cong (Ashford Castle & Ireland's School of Falconry). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, make a trip to Quay Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), stop by Lia Arann, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Doolin

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): head off the coast to Scattery Island, then trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Irish Crafts - Doolin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Doolin Cave, then admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Doolin trip itinerary builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, then kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St James' Church, view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilmalkedar Church, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle day trip website.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Killarney

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney, approximately Blarney away. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour 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 June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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