10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
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Galway
— 3 nights
Drive
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Doolin
— 1 night
Drive
3
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive to Cork Airport, Fly to Arcata

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Galway

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the world behind art at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center, make a trip to Quay Street, and walk around Eyre Square.

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Arcata, USA to Galway is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Arcata to Galway. In September, Galway is little chillier than Arcata - with highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Doolin

— 1 night
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 27th (Tue), trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then Head underground at Doolin Cave, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Doolin, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Killarney

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey.

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You can drive from Doolin to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

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 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally stroll through Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

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Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30: