23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

23 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Glengarriff
— 1 night
2
Killarney
— 3 nights
3
Liscannor
— 2 nights
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
5
Achill Island
— 2 nights
6
Carrick
— 3 nights
7
Galway
— 2 nights
8
Ennis
— 3 nights
9
Limerick
— 2 nights

1
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Glengarriff

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 2nd (Sun), delve into the distant past at Uragh Stone Circle, hike along Beara Way, thentake in the pleasant sights at Beicin Loop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Garinish Island. On your second day here, look for gifts at Lorge Chocolatier, contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, thenget to know the fascinating history of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewe Experience.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glengarriff online road trip planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Glengarriff is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kelowna to Glengarriff, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Glengarriff sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Uragh Stone Circle, Beicin Loop
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
The Ewe Experience ©
The Ewe Experience

3
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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.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, browse the exhibits of The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Killarney are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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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 7th (Fri): stroll through Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hag's Head, view the masterpieces at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., thenidentify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, thenHead underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Burren Perfumery, Head underground at Doolin Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lahinch Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Liscannor trip itinerary website.

Getting from Killarney to Liscannor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Liscannor, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Burren Perfumery, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Lahinch Beach
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

2
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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 9th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, thensteep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, thenstop by Lia Arann, and finally trek along The Wormhole. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, thenexplore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, thenkick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inishmore vacation site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

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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 11th (Tue): get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Achill Island online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inishmore to Achill Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Westport
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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Carrick

Carrick ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Glencolmcille - Tower loop, steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, thenappreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick sightseeing planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Achill Island to Carrick. In August, daytime highs in Carrick are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Malin Beg, Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach

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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 a short trip to Ashford Castle in Cong (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Galway takes 3.5 hours. August in Galway sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
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Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ennis: Kilrush (Vandeleur Walled Garden & Scattery Island). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, trot along with Castlefergus Equestrian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ennis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Ennis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilrush, Corofin, Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, The Burren
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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Limerick

Limerick ©
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 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection, get to know the resident critters at The Donkey Sanctuary, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Limerick trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Limerick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bunratty, Old Irish Ways, The Donkey Sanctuary
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Terranova Gardens ©
Terranova Gardens
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle