11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Galway
— 2 nights
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Sligo
— 2 nights
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Westport
— 3 nights
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Inishmore
— 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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Doolin Cave in Doolin, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Galway hover around 54°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle and then get great views at Slieve League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave, don't miss a visit to Rosses Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and finally stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo travel planner.

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Sligo are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Lookout
Slieve League
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Castle
Donegal Castle
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ballintubber Abbey and The Quay Gallery. Step out of Westport to go to Cong and see Ashford Castle, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and admire the natural beauty at Westport House.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Westport route maker website.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

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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 9th (Sun), trek along The Wormhole, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inishmore trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Hiking Trail
The Wormhole
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