15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Kinsale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Killarney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Liscannor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Lahore

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Blacks Brewery, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, then brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ballinspittle, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery Kinsale, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale travel planning tool.

Lahore, Pakistan to Kinsale is an approximately 19- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lahore to Kinsale, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahore in January: high temperatures in Kinsale hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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 18th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, get your game on at Faungorth Activity Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip builder tool.

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

3
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Brandon Point, contemplate the long history of Riasc, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, and examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary builder website.

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. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Riasc ©
Riasc
Brandon Point ©
Brandon Point
John Weldon Jewellers ©
John Weldon Jewellers

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 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh, stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, then have fun at Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liscannor online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. January in Liscannor sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Liscannor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Lahinch, Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Celtic T Shirt Shop ©
The Celtic T Shirt Shop
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre ©
Lahinch Seaworld and Leisure Centre

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, make a trip to Moyne Abbey, then make a trip to Rosserk Friary, then pause for some photo ops at Gore Knox Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to The North Mayo Heritage Centre. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church and then make a trip to Saint Mary's Well.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Ballina takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Liscannor, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ballina, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Moyne Abbey, Bike and Boards, Newport Church
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

3
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Ray Church. (in Falcarragh), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Five Fingers Strand (in Malin). And it doesn't end there: browse the collection at Free Wee Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, and stroll through Dunree Bay.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Buncrana online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Buncrana takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Wee House at Malin, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Ray Church., Carrickfin Strand, Five Fingers Strand
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Free Wee Library ©
Free Wee Library
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana

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