10 days in County Mayo, Sligo & County Donegal Itinerary

10 days in County Mayo, Sligo & County Donegal Itinerary

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Westport
— 2 nights
2
Achill Island
— 1 night
3
Sligo
— 2 nights
4
Carrick
— 1 night
5
Letterkenny
— 3 nights

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nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with a short trip to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary planning app.

Dublin to Westport is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then stroll through Keel Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Achill Island trip itinerary planner.

Travel from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

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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 18th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeats's Grave, cool off at Bundoran Waterworld, then go deep underground at Arigna Mining Experience, and finally stroll around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo visit planner.

Traveling by journey from Achill Island to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. August in Sligo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bundoran Waterworld, Yeats's Grave, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Arigna Mining Experience, Belleek Castle Museum
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Bundoran Waterworld ©
Bundoran Waterworld

1
night
Carrick

Carrick ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Campbells of Ardara, contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, and then get great views at Slieve League.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrick travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sligo to Carrick by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Campbells of Ardara, Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Campbells of Ardara ©
Campbells of Ardara

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Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle (in Buncrana), Mamore Gap (in Clonmany) and Donegal Town (Donegal Castle & Lough Eske). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, get to know the resident critters at Tropical World, step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, and contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Carrick to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Donegal Town, County Donegal, O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, Mamore Gap
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

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