10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Clifden
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Clifden
— 1 night
Drive
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Westport
— 4 nights
Bus to Shannon, Fly to Covington

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Galway

— 3 nights

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.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, walk around Eyre Square, explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, and take in the views from The Spanish Arch.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker site.

Cincinnati, USA to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Cincinnati to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cincinnati in April: high temperatures in Galway hover around 51°F and lows are around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 1st (Sun), look for gifts at Lia Arann, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. April in Inishmore sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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 2nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twelve Bens of Connemara.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Clifden trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway, steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Westport tour planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Western Ireland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · 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.