16 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galway
— 3 nights
2
Achill Island
— 2 nights
3
Inishmore
— 2 nights
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
5
Dingle
— 2 nights
6
Killarney
— 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and The Woollen Market (in Ennis). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, make a trip to Quay Street, steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and appreciate the history behind Bog Oak Sculpture.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway travel itinerary planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Galway is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Galway is minus 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cong, Ennis, Scattery Island, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Killary Sheep Farm
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Keem Bay, delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun, and finally stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dugort Beach, kick back and relax at Keel Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sli Grainne Mhaol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Achill Island vacation planner.

Getting from Galway to Achill Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

2
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, thenlook for gifts at Lia Arann, and finally trek along The Wormhole. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, thenexplore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore day trip tool.

You can drive from Achill Island to Inishmore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

1
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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, thentake some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, thenstop by The Woollen Market, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In May in Liscannor, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thenlook for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, thendelve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, and finally kick back and relax at Inch Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dingle attractions planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Inch Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kenmare (St. Patrick's Church & Blackwater Woodturners), Blarney (Blarney Chocolate Factory & Blarney Castle & Gardens) and Kinsale (Charles Fort & Kinsale Mead Co). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and contemplate the long history of Muckross House.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary site.

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 May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Cork, Kinsale
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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