11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bucharest
Shuttle + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Castlegregory
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 2 nights
+5
Train + Foot + Tram + Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  12 h 15 min
End: Bucharest

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Muckross House and St. Mary's Church of Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find out how to plan a trip to Killarney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Bucharest, Romania to Killarney is an approximately 11- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in December; daily highs in Killarney reach 12°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Clogher Strand, stroll through Coumeenoole Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and then sample the fine beverages at Dingle Distillery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

1
night
Castlegregory

Castlegregory ©
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castlegregory trip maker tool.

Castlegregory is just a stone's throw from Dingle. December in Castlegregory sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Nature Historic Sites Golf
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Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Castlegregory Golf Links ©
Castlegregory Golf Links
Caherconree Fort ©
Caherconree Fort

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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Cliffs of Moher, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burren way, then look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip maker.

You can drive from Castlegregory to Liscannor in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

The Burren Smokehouse,, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren way ©
Burren way
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, stroll through Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally browse for treasures at Galway Crafts and Collectables. On your second day here, catch the contagious excitement of Ballinrobe Races and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Olde Brewery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway road trip planning site.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Liscannor in December, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Fun & Games Casinos Beaches

Side Trip

Ballinrobe Races
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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Ballinrobe Races ©
Ballinrobe Races

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