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
— 2 nights
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Inishmore
— 2 nights

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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 the city and head to Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Beaches. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Hillwalk Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and stroll around Eyre Square.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galway road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Galway is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Hiking / Camping Tour
Hillwalk Tours
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea. On your second day here, explore the activities along Glencar Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Sligo are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Glencar Lake
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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.
On the 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway and then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Westport trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Westport, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Must see
Drummindoo Stud
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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 3rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair and then trek along The Wormhole.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary planning 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. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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