11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Start: Ogdensburg
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Dingle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kenmare
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kinsale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Letterkenny
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Ogdensburg

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): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, get a taste of the local shopping with The Carol Cronin Gallery, then shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally shop like a local with John Weldon Jewellers. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Danlann Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, then view the masterpieces at Old Barn Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tig Aine.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip planning app .

Ogdensburg, USA to Dingle is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ogdensburg to Dingle, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ogdensburg in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dingle: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penny's Pottery, Tig Aine
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, then stroll the grounds of Templenoe Burial, then get a taste of the local shopping with Blackwater Woodturners, and finally steep yourself in history at Stone Circle.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare vacation builder site .

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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.
On the 7th (Mon), shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Boathouse Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rohan Reilly Photography.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kinsale are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Museums
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Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre ©
Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre
Rohan Reilly Photography ©
Rohan Reilly Photography
The Boathouse Gallery ©
The Boathouse Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Ramelton Country Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, then look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, admire the masterpieces at The Art House, then view the masterpieces at Regional Cultural Centre, then don't miss a visit to Poison Glen, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Colmcille Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny holiday builder .

Getting from Kinsale to Letterkenny by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ardara, The Art House, Donegal Castle, Ramelton Country Market, Poison Glen
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The Art House ©
The Art House
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal 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.
Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Ashford Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and The Cong Heritage Trail. Step out of Galway to go to Liscannor and see Cliffs of Moher, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, take in the exciting artwork at Lynch's Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Vanda Art Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Letterkenny in September, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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