16 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

16 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Louisburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Carrick
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Liscannor
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Syracuse

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Dugort Beach and then make a trip to Deserted Village. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, then explore the galleries of The Yellow Lady Design Centre, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Achill Island trip maker app.

Syracuse, USA to Achill Island is an approximately 17-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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Syracuse in June: high temperatures in Achill Island hover around 61°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

2
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. On the 12th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre, then relax in the rural setting at The Lost Valley, and then stroll through Silver Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Mulranny Saltmarsh.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Louisburgh trip planning website.

You can drive from Achill Island to Louisburgh in 1.5 hours. In June in Louisburgh, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Mulranny Saltmarsh, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Killary Sheep Farm
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

1
night
Carrick

Carrick ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Carrick trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Louisburgh to Carrick takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Louisburgh in June since evenings lows in Carrick dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glencolmcille
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Clocha na hEireann ©
Clocha na hEireann

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quin (Quin Abbey & Castlefergus Equestrian), Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Sceal Eile Books (in Ennis). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, trek along The Wormhole, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip maker website.

You can drive from Carrick to Galway in 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carrick in June since evenings lows in Galway dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ennis, Ballyvaughan, The Wormhole
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

3
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Killarney online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, St. Patrick's Church, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, then look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, take an in-depth tour of An Diseart, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory.

Plan trip to Dingle with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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nights
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 (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Vandeleur Walled Garden, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Liscannor day trip site.

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Kilrush, Kilkee Cliff Walk
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Vandeleur Walled Garden ©
Vandeleur Walled Garden

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