13 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

13 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bloemfontein
Fly + Drive:  27 h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Limerick
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Bloemfontein

2
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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole, make a trip to Quay Street, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Galway route planner.

Bloemfontein, South Africa to Galway is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Bloemfontein in June, expect nights in Galway to be a bit warmer, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Wormhole, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden, and finally trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

1
night
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Desmond Castle, admire the natural beauty at Terranova Gardens, and then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Limerick trip planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Limerick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks Trails Fun & Games

Side Trips

Desmond Castle, Castlefergus Equestrian
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Terranova Gardens ©
Terranova Gardens
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with a short trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney (about 1h 15 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, trek along Old Kenmare Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney online journey builder.

Traveling by bus from Limerick to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Kenmare Road, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 24th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Inch Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dingle day trip planning site.

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 June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Inch Beach, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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