8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 1 day
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Clifden
— 2 nights
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Ballina
— 2 nights
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Sligo
— 1 night

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Galway

Galway ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, then admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway tour itinerary website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Galway is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Galway is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, you will find days in Galway are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Must see
Salthill Beaches
4.2
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Architectural Building
Galway Cathedral
4.4

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and then trek along The Wormhole.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Must see
Kilmurvey Beach
4.5
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Hiking Trail
The Wormhole
4.7

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, and then tee off at Connemara Championship Golf Links. Keep things going the next day: stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers and then enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Clifden trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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Must see
Dog's Bay Beach
4.9
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Gift & Specialty Shop
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
4.9

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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 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Muredach's Cathedral, then head outdoors with Enniscrone Village, and finally tee off at Enniscrone Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Ballina takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

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Beach
Ross Beach
4.7
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Architectural Building
Rosserk Friary
4.7

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 10th (Sat), make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, and finally kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sligo trip tool.

Drive from Ballina to Sligo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Must see
Mullaghmore Coast
5.0
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Must see
Benbulben
4.8

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