12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

12 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Shannon
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Galway
— 2 nights
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Doolin
— 1 night
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Ballybunion
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Dunquin
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 1 night
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Kenmare
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 2 nights
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Shannon
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Shannon

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shannon tour builder.

Boston, USA to Shannon is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Shannon: highs are around 68°F and lows about 55°F. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Galway.
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Galway — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Salthill Promenade, Quay Street and Galway's Latin Quarter. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade. On the next day, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Shannon to Galway in an hour. Traveling from Shannon in July, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Doolin.
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Doolin — 1 night

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 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Doolin road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Ballybunion.
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Ballybunion

Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ladies Beach and then tee off at Ballybunion Golf Club.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ballybunion journey maker.

You can drive from Doolin to Ballybunion in 2.5 hours. July in Ballybunion sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dunquin.
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Dunquin — 3 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Blasket Islands as well as Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club. Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Mon) at Skellig Michael.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dunquin online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Ballybunion to Dunquin takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Dunquin are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Killarney.
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Killarney — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Lyne's Rent A Bike has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pedal to the sights with Lyne's Rent A Bike and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel planner.

Getting from Dunquin to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.
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Kenmare — 1 night

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gleninchaquin Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Killarney to Kenmare by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.
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Kinsale — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Charles Fort, Blacks Brewery and The Boathouse Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale attractions planner.

Drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Shannon.
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Shannon

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shannon holiday planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Shannon in 2.5 hours. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.
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