14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Carrick
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Blarney
— 1 night
5
Galway
— 3 nights
6
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Newark

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night
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 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, then explore and take pictures at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, then hike along Hag's Head, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by The Burren Smokehouse,, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally stroll around Burren National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Liscannor online trip maker .

Newark, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect nights in Liscannor to be a bit cooler, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Burren National Park, The Burren Smokehouse,, Scattery Island
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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Carrick

Carrick ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Silver Strand Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Slieve League.

To find out how to plan a trip to Carrick, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Carrick in 4.5 hours. August in Carrick sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Silver Strand Beach
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach

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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.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Killarney itinerary planning website .

Drive from Carrick to Killarney in 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Blarney.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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Blarney

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), then stop by Blarney Woollen Mills, and then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Blarney trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Blarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

University College Cork (UCC)
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Blarney Woollen Mills ©
Blarney Woollen Mills

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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.
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Galway travel route planner .

Drive from Blarney to Galway in 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. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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nights
Galway

Galway ©
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud and then find something for the whole family at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Westport
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Westport House ©
Westport House
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay

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