24 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

24 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast attractions planner

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Malin Head
— 5 nights
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Carrick
— 4 nights
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Ballycastle
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Toormore
— 4 nights
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Malin Head

— 5 nights
Step out of Malin Head to go to Clonmany and see Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Malin Head online journey planner.

Belfast, UK to Malin Head is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In February, daily temperatures in Malin Head can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Malin Head

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 9:

Carrick

— 4 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Carrick: Narin-Portnoo (Narin & Portnoo Links & Narin Beach), Cyndi Graham Handweaving (in Dunkineely) and Ardara (Assaranca Waterfall & Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick day trip planner.

Drive from Malin Head to Carrick in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

Ballycastle

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Carrowteige Loop Walk (in Carrowteige) and Belmullet (Ceathru Thaidhg, Cross Beach Loop Walk, &more).

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Ballycastle vacation builder.

Getting from Carrick to Ballycastle by car takes about 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ballycastle are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:

Galway

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane) and Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Galway in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School and then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

Plan a trip to Inishmore easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then shop like a local with Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Doolin online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. February in Doolin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Toormore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

Toormore

— 4 nights
Step out of Toormore to go to Adrigole and see Healy Pass, which is approximately 36 minutes away.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Toormore online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Toormore takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Toormore are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Toormore

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27: