8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Mayo holiday planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Belmullet
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Belleek Castle Museum and Monk's Fishing House will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Drummindoo Stud and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Jackie Clarke Collection (in Ballina), The Lost Valley (in Louisburgh) and The Cong Heritage Trail (in Cong). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Westport vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Westport is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington in September, expect Westport to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Achill Island.
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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 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, then kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, and finally stroll through Woodland Faerie Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Achill Island sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belmullet.
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Belmullet — 2 nights

Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, then tee off at Carne Golf Links, and then explore the activities along Blacksod Bay.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Belmullet online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Belmullet takes 1.5 hours. In September in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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County Mayo travel guide

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Biking Trails · Nightlife · 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.
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