8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brindisi
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Brindisi

1
night
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, thenadmire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, thentake an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale travel itinerary planner.

Brindisi, Italy to Kinsale is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Brindisi to Kinsale, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brindisi in September, with highs in Kinsale at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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 16th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, thentake in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and finally appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 18th (Fri): tee off at Lahinch Golf Club, thentrek along Burren way, and then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lahinch Golf Club
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Golf Club ©
Lahinch Golf Club
Burren way ©
Burren way

3
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.
On the 19th (Sat), look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, thendon't miss a visit to Quay Street, thencruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and finally stroll around Eyre Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, thenget engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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