4 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

4 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland attractions planner
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Fly to Dublin, Train to Sligo
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Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 1 night
Bus to Shannon, Fly to New York City

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Sligo — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Benbulben, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, then delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and finally look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sligo holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Sligo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Sligo to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Eyre Square, learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Galway online itinerary planner.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Sligo in October, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
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Western Ireland travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
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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