11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast planner
Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
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Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
Fly

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Galway — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then walk around Eyre Square.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Galway is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get colder in Galway: highs are around 19°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach, tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Dolphin Discovery, step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Liscannor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, and finally make a trip to Eask Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Oceanaddicts, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Kinsale sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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