10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

10 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Galway
— 3 nights
2
Doolin
— 2 nights
3
Killarney
— 3 nights
4
Dingle
— 1 night

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Galway

Galway ©

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 out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (Ashford Castle, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, add some adventure to your tour with Kayakmor, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Galway Atlantaquaria.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip site.

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Doolin Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, then get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk, and finally hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, then trot along with Mountain View Horse Riding Centre, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Doolin day trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Cliffs of Moher
4.7

3
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Blarney to see Blarney Castle & Gardens about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Garden
Muckross House
4.6

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 31st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James' Church, view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, then don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dingle travel route planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Observation Deck
Eask Tower
4.8
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Aquarium
Dingle Oceanworld
4.2

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