28 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

28 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Dingle
— 4 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Buncrana
— 2 nights
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Sligo
— 2 nights
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Achill Island
— 1 night
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Bray Head Loop Walk (in Valentia Island) and Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St James' Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dingle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Sarasota, USA to Dingle is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sarasota to Dingle is 5 hours. Traveling from Sarasota in August, expect Dingle to be cooler, temps between 64°F and 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Aquarium
Dingle Oceanworld
4.2
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Beach
Inch Beach
4.7

4
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Killarney

Killarney ©
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 Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kenmare (Norman McCloskey Photography & Boat Tours & Water Sports). Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney holiday website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Garden
Muckross House
4.6
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Valley
Gap of Dunloe
4.6

4
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Galway

Galway ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cong (Ashford Castle & Ireland's School of Falconry) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, walk around South Park, add some adventure to your tour with Kayakmor, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galway travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Galway sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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2
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Buncrana

Buncrana
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, and then learn about all things military at Fort Dunree Military Museum. On the next day, go for a walk through Moville Shore Path, then kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buncrana trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Buncrana takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Buncrana are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Scenic Drive
Mamore Gap
4.9
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Waterfall
Glenevin Waterfall
4.6
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Horseback Riding Tour
Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre
4.5

2
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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 16th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and then paddle through the water with Sligo Kayak Tours. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sligo journey planning app.

You can drive from Buncrana to Sligo in 2 hours. August in Sligo sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Sligo

Side Trips

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Kayaking / Canoeing
Sligo Kayak Tours
4.9
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Mountain
Knocknarea
4.8

1
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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.
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, explore the activities along Keem Bay, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Achill Island road trip site.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Achill Island takes 2.5 hours. August in Achill Island sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Water Body
Keem Bay
4.9
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Beach
Keel Beach
4.9

3
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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, see the top attractions with Inis Mor Horse Carriage tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore visit planning tool.

Getting from Achill Island to Inishmore by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Inishmore sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Doolin side-trips: Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre), Kilkee (The Pollock Holes & Kilkee Cliff Walk) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, and Head underground at Doolin Cave.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Doolin road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. August in Doolin sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Must see
Cliffs of Moher
4.7
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Walking tour
Doolin Cliff Walk
4.8
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Must see
Kilkee Cliff Walk
4.9

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen) and Michael Collins Centre (in Clonakilty). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Kinsale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6
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History Museum
Michael Collins Centre
4.6
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History Museum
Kinsale Regional Museum
4.3

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