14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

14 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Shannon, Bus to Killarney
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 1 night
Fly

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Killarney — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Blarney (Blarney Castle & Gardens & Blarney Stone) and St. Anne's Church (in Cork). Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney driving holiday planning tool.

New York City, USA to Killarney is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Killarney is 5 hours. In June, Killarney is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Dingle — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilmalkedar Church, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle holiday builder 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, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Kinsale — 1 night

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, then view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Dingle to Kinsale by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Doolin.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

Doolin — 2 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head off the coast to Scattery Island, then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Caher Bridge Garden, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and finally play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Doolin travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Doolin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Inishmore.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa and then see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore online visit planner.

Getting from Doolin to Inishmore by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Galway.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Galway — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Galway to Cong to see Ireland's School of Falconry about 48 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to Quay Street, appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, stroll around Eyre Square, and shop like a local with Lynch's Castle.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Limerick.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

Limerick — 1 night

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 10th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Limerick trip app.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Limerick sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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