9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belmullet
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and finally make a trip to Quay Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong.

To find out how to plan a trip to Galway, use our trip itinerary maker.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Galway is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Colombo to Galway, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in August, expect Galway to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 12th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then stroll through Kilmurvey Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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Westport

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at The Great Western Greenway and Dog's Bay Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Keel Beach and Mulranny Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shop (in Clifden). And it doesn't end there: explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, get advice or help at Clew Bay Heritage Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belmullet.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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Belmullet

Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): play a few rounds at Carne Golf Links and then identify plant and animal life at Cross Beach Loop Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belmullet trip planner.

Drive from Westport to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Belmullet can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belmullet

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Trails

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.