How long does it take to drive the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland?

Many people dream of taking scenic coastal route known as 'The Wild Atlantic Way' to experience Ireland, but at around 1600 miles in length, you want to be sure you have enough time to take it all in.

To really get the most of driving the entire Wild Atlantic Way, you may need up to three weeks! However, in this post we collate some of our favourite posts from travellers who have been there, seen that, and given their itineraries for driving this epic route.  No matter how much time you have, we’re sure you will have an amazing trip. 

5 Day Wild Atlantic Way Itinerary  - Titanic, Giant’s Causeway, Derry, Donegal

Short on time but want to take in some of Ireland’s most famous coast? Check out this 5-day itinerary featuring the birthplace of the Titanic, beautiful castles, stunning beaches, and mesmerising coastline. 

9 Day Wild Atlantic Way Itinerary  - Belfast to Connemara

From the bustling city of Belfast to the peaceful beauty of Connemara, prepare yourself for the epic adventure of the lifetime. This itinerary weaves some of Ireland’s great culinary delights with its most famous sights, and allows you to take in some city life as well as wild coastline. 

11 Day Wild Atlantic Way Itinerary - Cork to Donegal

Ready to take your trip to the next level? For those of you with more time to explore, this 11-day trip takes you from Cork right up to Donegal suggesting HUNDREDS of things to do along the way. We are sure you will find some inspiration from this one. 

Choose your own adventure…

After taking inspiration from some of the itineraries above, why not plan your own route? Make a list of the things you must see and do, then plan your route accordingly. You can go at your own pace, and we always think its always an adventure to get a little lost along the way. 


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