10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  13 h
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Galway
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
4
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Blarney to see Blarney Castle & Gardens about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney journey builder app.

Philadelphia, USA to Killarney is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect nights in Killarney to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts, thenstop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, kick back and relax at Coumeenoole Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Eask Tower, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle holiday planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through The Wormhole, stop by Lia Arann, thencontemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online vacation builder.

You can drive from Galway to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

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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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kilkee Cliff Walk, thenstep off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. On the next day, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, thenhike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Liscannor are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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