Route & dates
10 days in Sligo & Galway Itinerary
Sligo— 6 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Galway— 3 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery and Silver Strand Beach. For shopping fun, head to King House or Donegal Designer Makers. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Sean MacDiarmada's House (in Kiltyclogher), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Maghera Beach and Caves (in Ardara). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narin Beach, explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, and enjoy the sand and surf at Streedagh Beach.
For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sligo itinerary planner .
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. November in Sligo sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.
Things to do in Sligo
Ballina, Ardara, Drumcliff, Narin Beach, Sean MacDiarmada's House
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.On the 23rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, then look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.
For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Galway online trip maker .
Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in November, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.
Things to do in Galway
Cong, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Ballintubber Abbey