9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Castlebar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Clifden
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Inishmore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Singapore

1
night
Galway

Galway ©
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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park, then make a trip to Quay Street, then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and finally make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, walk around Eyre Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

Discover how to plan a Galway trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Galway is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Galway, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in October, things will get colder in Galway: highs are around 14°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Castlebar.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

2
nights
Castlebar

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, step into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, then find something for the whole family at Westport House, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Castlebar vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Castlebar takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Castlebar are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Castlebar

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Westport, Ashford Castle, Belleek Castle Museum, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

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night
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
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 16th (Wed), take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Achill Island online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Castlebar to Achill Island takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Achill Island

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
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 17th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, contemplate the long history of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then make a trip to Sky Rd.

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Drive from Achill Island to Clifden in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm ©
Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Teampall Chiarain, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

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