7 days in County Mayo Itinerary

7 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Mayo vacation planner

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Westport
— 4 nights
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Achill Island
— 1 night
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Ballycastle
— 1 night
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Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Take a break from the city and head to The Great Western Greenway and The Lost Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Silver Strand (in Louisburgh) and Cong (The Quiet Man Museum, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's lots more to do: get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, admire the verdant scenery at Doolough Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Westport sightseeing planning app.

Cork to Westport is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. July in Westport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Achill Island

— 1 night
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, explore the activities along Keem Bay, and then kick back and relax at Keel Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Achill Island road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. July in Achill Island sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Ballycastle

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields and then take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ballycastle sightseeing planner.

Getting from Achill Island to Ballycastle by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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County Mayo travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Scenic Drive
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.