16 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland trip planner
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Inisheer
— 1 night
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Clifden
— 1 night
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Sligo
— 3 nights
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Galway — 4 nights

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.
When in Galway, make a side trip to see Ireland's School of Falconry in Cong, approximately Cong away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip builder app.

London, UK to Galway is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London in September, expect nights in Galway to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 3 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inishmore day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Inishmore sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Inisheer.
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Inisheer — 1 night

On the 17th (Sat), explore the ancient world of O'Brien's Castle, then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, and then delve into the distant past at St. Caomhan’s Church.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inisheer trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Inisheer. September in Inisheer sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Clifden.
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Clifden — 1 night

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then make a trip to Sky Rd.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Clifden day trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Inisheer to Clifden with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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: Gore Knox Monument (in Ballina), Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound) and Ashford Castle (in Cong). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ceide Fields, admire the natural beauty at Westport House, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Westport sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.
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Sligo — 3 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Rosserk Friary (in Ballina), Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk) and Arigna Mining Experience (in Roscommon). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Knocknarea, delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, and stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sligo trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Sligo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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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