11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

11 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Drive to Massena International Richards Field, Fly to Shannon Airport, Drive to Dingle
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Dingle
— 1 night
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Kenmare
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 1 night
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Letterkenny
— 1 night
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Galway
— 3 nights
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Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Massena International Richards Field, Drive to Ogdensburg

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Dingle

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start 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, then browse the exhibits of Dingle Artworks, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then view the masterpieces at 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 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. 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 63°F by day to 52°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

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Kenmare

— 1 night
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), contemplate the long history of 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, contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, then take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare online route planner.

Drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Kenmare are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Kinsale

— 1 night
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, then stop by Kinsale Crystal, then take 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 61°F during the day and 50°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
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Letterkenny

— 1 night
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, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then stop 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 Ireland Art Gallery, browse the exhibits of Regional Cultural Centre, then appreciate 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 62°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Galway

— 3 nights

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.
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 Lynch's Castle. 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, view the masterpieces at Vanda Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

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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 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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