15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland itinerary planner

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 6 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina), The Warren Way Walk (in Enniscrone) and Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, don't miss a visit to Burrishoole Abbey, and contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

Plan trip to Westport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Westport is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in February; daily highs in Westport reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Clifden

— 2 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 13th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Bens of Connemara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): try to win big at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, then take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill, and then make a trip to Sky Rd.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clifden route maker.

Traveling by car from Westport to Clifden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then stop by Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In February in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Galway

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry, Ashford Castle, &more) and Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (in Tuam). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galway route builder website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.