17 days in Dublin, Ireland's West Coast & Westport Itinerary

17 days in Dublin, Ireland's West Coast & Westport Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Dublin
— 2 nights
2
Galway
— 1 night
3
Doolin
— 1 night
4
Inishmore
— 2 nights
5
Ballyvaughan
— 1 night
6
Clifden
— 1 night
7
Letterfrack
— 1 night
8
Leenane
— 1 night
9
Cong
— 1 night
10
Westport
— 1 night
11
Achill Island
— 2 nights
12
Ballina
— 1 night
13
Dublin
— 1 night

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Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, thentake a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, thentake an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, thenstroll around St Stephens Green, and finally contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin tour itinerary maker tool.

Basel, Switzerland to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Basel to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Basel in July: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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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 16th (Thu), stroll around Eyre Square, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, thendon't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally look for gifts at Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery. On the next day, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Galway, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
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Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at Irish Crafts - Doolin.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Doolin sightseeing planner.

Getting from Galway to Doolin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Shopping Nightlife
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Highlights from your plan
Irish Crafts - Doolin ©
Irish Crafts - Doolin

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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 (Sat), stop by Aran Sweater Market, thentrek along The Wormhole, thenmake a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, thenkick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

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Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

1
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Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb and then Head underground at Aillwee Cave.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ballyvaughan itinerary planner.

Getting from Inishmore to Ballyvaughan by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Ballyvaughan sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Burren National Park, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
Highlights from your plan
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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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 22nd (Wed): try to win big at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking and then stroll through Dog's Bay Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Clifden tour planner.

You can drive from Ballyvaughan to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Letterfrack.

Things to do in Clifden

Casinos Beaches Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dog's Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking ©
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

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Letterfrack

Letterfrack ©
Letterfrack or Letterfrac is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Letterfrack day trip planning website.

Letterfrack is just a short distance from Clifden. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Leenane.

Things to do in Letterfrack

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gothic Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel

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Leenane

Leenane ©
Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Joyce Country Sheepdogs and then add some adventure to your tour with Killary Adventure Centre. On the next day, experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm and then contemplate the waterfront views at Killary Fjord.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Leenane route planning site.

Leenane is just a stone's throw from Letterfrack. In July, daytime highs in Leenane are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Leenane

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Highlights from your plan
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Killary Fjord ©
Killary Fjord
Killary Adventure Centre ©
Killary Adventure Centre

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night
Cong

Cong ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Bog Oak Sculpture and then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cong day trip app.

Getting from Leenane to Cong by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planning tool.

Getting from Cong to Westport by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Ballintubber Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre and then make a trip to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun, thenkick back and relax at Keel Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Achill Island online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. July in Achill Island sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ballina trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Achill Island to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection

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Dublin

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): wander the streets of Temple Bar, thenwalk around St Stephens Green, and then admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin online route planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St. Michan's Church ©
St. Michan's Church

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