13 days in West Cork, County Kerry & County Galway Itinerary

13 days in West Cork, County Kerry & County Galway Itinerary

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Baltimore
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 2 nights
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Killarney
— 3 nights
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Clifden
— 1 night
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Baltimore

— 2 nights
Baltimore is a village in western County Cork, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Bantry House & Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Fachtna's Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, and finally kick back and relax at Owenahincha Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Baltimore journey maker.

Dublin to Baltimore is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Baltimore can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Baltimore

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, then view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dingle journey planner.

Traveling by car from Baltimore to Dingle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Dingle sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall. Visit Muckross House and Holy Cross Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe) and Old Kenmare Road (in Kenmare). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience and look for all kinds of wild species at The Lodge & Reeks Guiding Company.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Clifden

— 1 night
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally get outside with Real Adventures Connemara.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Clifden trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Clifden takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Lia Arann, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and finally explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore online journey builder.

Getting from Clifden to Inishmore by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. September in Inishmore sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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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.
Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, stop by Micil Distillery, and make a trip to Eyre Square.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.

County Galway travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.