8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Kilrush
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Newark

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll around Eyre Square, and then hike along The Wormhole. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours and then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip app.

Newark, USA to Galway is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you will find days in Galway are much colder (62°F), and nights are slightly colder (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Adventure

Side Trip

The Wormhole
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

2
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 20th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and finally explore the galleries of Blackwater Woodturners. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney attractions planner.

Drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

1
night
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

Plan my day in Dingle using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilrush.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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nights
Kilrush

Kilrush ©
Kilrush is a coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 23rd (Sun), play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then look for gifts at Moher Cottage, and finally head off the coast to Scattery Island. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Irish Rural Life, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bridges of Ross.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilrush planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kilrush takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilrush

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Kilkee, Liscannor, Lahinch Golf Club
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Lahinch Golf Club ©
Lahinch Golf Club

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