23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
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.
Kids will enjoy Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre and Mulranny Strand. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, explore the ancient world of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, stroll through Dugort Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Achill Island online trip itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Achill Island is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Achill Island. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect Achill Island to be much colder, temps between 57°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre ©
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, look for gifts at Moher Cottage, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and finally hike along Hag's Head. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Doughmore Bay.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor journey planning site.

Getting from Achill Island to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island, Lahinch Beach, Doughmore Bay
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park ©
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Horseback Riding Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney (Blarney Stone & Blarney Chocolate Factory). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip app.

You can drive from Liscannor to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cork, Horseback Riding Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dingle Oceanworld and Clogher Strand. There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, and look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

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.
Bring the kids along to Aillwee Cave and Craggaunowen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Ballyvaughan (Backwest Adventures & Burren Birds of Prey Centre), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Ennis (Daniel O'Connell Monument & The Belleek Shop). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, walk around Eyre Square, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Ennis, Craggaunowen
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Family-friendly places like Culdaff Beach and Porthaw Beach will thrill your kids. Explore Buncrana's surroundings by going to Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery (in Clonmany) and Carrick River Walk (in Carrick). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dunree Bay, trek along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Buncrana Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buncrana trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galway to Buncrana by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Galway in June, Buncrana is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Culdaff, Carrick River Walk
Highlights from your plan
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Portsalon Beach and Marble Hill Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunfanaghy: Bád Eddie (in Gweedore), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Art House Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Strand Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ray Church., and contemplate the waterfront views at Dunfanaghy Bay.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falcarragh, Gweedore, Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort, Portsalon Beach, Slieve League
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
Errigal View Pet Farm ©
Errigal View Pet Farm

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