15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Galway
— 3 nights
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Clifden
— 2 nights
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Lahinch
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Beaches. Your inner history buff will appreciate Salthill Promenade and Ashford Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cong (The Quiet Man Museum & Ireland's School of Falconry). There's more to do: stop by Micil Distillery and add some adventure to your tour with Kayakmor.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Galway is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Galway at 54°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Micil Distillery ©
Micil Distillery
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Ireland's School of Falconry ©
Ireland's School of Falconry

2
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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): glide peacefully along the water with Real Adventures Connemara, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then kick back and relax at Silver Strand, and finally look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts. Here are some ideas for day two: catch the contagious excitement of The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dog's Bay Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Clifden sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Lahinch.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Real Adventures Connemara ©
Real Adventures Connemara
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

2
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Lahinch

Lahinch ©
Home to a renowned gulf club, Lahinch has become better known as a surfing spot in recent years.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Doolin Pier, kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, then hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lahinch Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahinch vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Lahinch takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Lahinch

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
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Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Inch Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Kilmalkedar Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery, don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip builder tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Lahinch to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

5
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Ross Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muckross House and Muckross Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Kinsale (Charles Fort, Kinsale Mead Co, &more), Kenmare Golf Club (in Kenmare) and Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, and steep yourself in history at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Killarney sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Killarney, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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