11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dingle
— 1 night
2
Kenmare
— 1 night
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
4
Letterkenny
— 1 night
5
Galway
— 3 nights

1
night
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, thensee the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally stop by John Weldon Jewellers. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Danlann Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, thendelve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, thenexplore the galleries of Old Barn Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tig Aine.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle itinerary planning site.

Ogdensburg, USA to Dingle is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ogdensburg to Dingle. When traveling from Ogdensburg in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dingle: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tig Aine, Penny's Pottery
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John Weldon Jewellers ©
John Weldon Jewellers
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
St.James Church ©
St.James Church

1
night
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, thenstroll the grounds of Templenoe Burial, thenview the masterpieces at Blackwater Woodturners, and finally steep yourself in history at Stone Circle.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Kenmare sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, thenstop by Kinsale Crystal, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Boathouse Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Rohan Reilly Photography.

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Getting from Kenmare to Kinsale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Kinsale, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums
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Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Rohan Reilly Photography

1
night
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
On the 8th (Tue), browse the eclectic array of goods at Ramelton Country Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, thenstep into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, thenstop by Eddie Doherty Tweed, and finally view the masterpieces at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, view the masterpieces at The Art House Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Regional Cultural Centre, thenappreciate the views at Poison Glen, and finally view the masterpieces at Colmcille Heritage Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Letterkenny takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardara, Ramelton Country Market, The Art House Art Gallery, Poison Glen, Donegal Castle
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The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Ashford Castle are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and Vanda Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and The Cong Heritage Trail (in Cong). There's lots more to do: stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, browse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market, view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Letterkenny to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Letterkenny in September, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cong, Cliffs of Moher, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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