8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilrush
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step out of Killarney to go to Blarney and see Blarney Castle & Gardens, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and don't miss a visit to Ladies' View.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Charlotte, USA to Killarney is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in August, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Killarney: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, and make a trip to Quay Street.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, Castlefergus Equestrian, Bog Oak Sculpture
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

1
night
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk and then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kilrush journey builder site .

Getting from Galway to Kilrush by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

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