14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland tour planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
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Galway
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 3 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Galway — 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cong (Bog Oak Sculpture, Ashford Castle, &more). Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Galway route planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Galway is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lahore to Galway. When traveling from Lahore in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Galway: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.
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Clifden — 2 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Sky Rd, explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm. On your second day here, stroll through Dog's Bay Beach, then try to win big at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, then stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Connemara Seaweed Baths.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Clifden road trip tool.

You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, let the kids burn off some steam at Inishmore Playground, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then stop by Lia Arann, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore road trip site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Westport.
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Westport — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound), Eagles Flying (in Sligo) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). There's much more to do: choose your vessel at Westport Cruises, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Westport online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. November in Westport sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Western Ireland travel guide

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Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.
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