8 days in Ireland's West Coast & Argyll & The Isles Itinerary

8 days in Ireland's West Coast & Argyll & The Isles Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
4
Inveraray, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

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Liscannor, Ireland

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Moher Cottage, then get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then stroll through Hag's Head, and finally get outside with Wild Kitchen.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner.

New York City, USA to Liscannor is an approximately 12- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. March in Liscannor sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wild Kitchen
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Kitchen ©
Wild Kitchen
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take an unorthodox tour of Dun Chaoin Pier, identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, view the masterpieces at Dingle Artworks, stop by Sea Glass Studio, then make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fermoyle Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Clogher Strand.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dingle trip maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dun Chaoin Pier
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Templenoe Burial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Killarney attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Inveraray.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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Inveraray, United Kingdom

Inveraray ©
Inveraray; is a town in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail, take in nature's colorful creations at Inveraray Castle, and then go for a walk through Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Inveraray road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Killarney to Inveraray in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inveraray when traveling from Killarney in March, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inveraray

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk ©
Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk

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