25 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

25 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Malin Head
— 1 night
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Dungloe
— 1 day
Drive
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Mullaghmore
— 1 night
Drive
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Belmullet
— 1 night
Drive
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Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 12 nights

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Malin Head

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at Wee House at Malin, view the masterpieces at Ballagh Studio, then get great views at Malin Head, and finally stop by Wild Atlantic Gifts.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Malin Head trip planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Malin Head. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dungloe.

Things to do in Malin Head

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dungloe

— 1 day
An Clochán Liath is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): play a few rounds at Narin & Portnoo Links, make a trip to Bád Eddie, and then see the interesting displays at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dungloe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malin Head to Dungloe takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mullaghmore.

Things to do in Dungloe

Outdoors · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Mullaghmore

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Atlantic Sheepdogs, then relax and rejuvenate at Pier Head Hotel Spa & Leisure Centre, and then make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast.

Plan trip to Mullaghmore with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Dungloe to Mullaghmore in 2 hours. December in Mullaghmore sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Belmullet.

Things to do in Mullaghmore

Spas

Side Trip

Belmullet

— 1 night
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. On the 25th (Fri), trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, then pause for some photo ops at Dun na mBo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blacksod Bay, and finally tee off at Carne Golf Links.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Belmullet visit website.

Drive from Mullaghmore to Belmullet in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Mullaghmore in December, Belmullet is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Belmullet

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Clifden

— 3 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Step out of Clifden to go to Leenane and see Killary Sheep Farm, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, try your luck at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, and look for all kinds of wild species at Connemara Safaris.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Belmullet to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Doolin

— 4 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 Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren National Park, see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Doolin tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Clifden to Doolin in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

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 2nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Inch Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and then take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

You can plan Dingle trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 12 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Fota House & Gardens (in Fota Island) and Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Cobh Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, browse the exhibits of The Gallery Kinsale, view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, and learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip maker website.

Drive from Dingle to Kinsale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips