10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Inishmore
— 1 day
Ferry + Drive:  3​h
2
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Killala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mulranny
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

1
day
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 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, then stop by Aran Sweater Market, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore visit app .

Ottawa, Canada to Inishmore is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Inishmore. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in January, with highs in Inishmore at 10°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), look for gifts at Alt na Croi Pottery, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Deserted Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Achill Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Inishmore in January, expect nights in Achill Island to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

2
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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 24th (Thu): explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, then make a trip to Eyre Square, and finally stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, stroll through Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally make a trip to Quay Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galway online trip builder .

You can drive from Achill Island to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Killala.

Things to do in Galway

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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

1
night
Killala

Killala ©
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. On the 26th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ross Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Killala trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Galway to Killala takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Mulranny.

Things to do in Killala

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rosserk Friary
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Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

2
nights
Mulranny

Mulranny ©
On the 27th (Sun), kick back and relax at Silver Strand, stroll through Mulranny Strand, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, and finally admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then make a trip to Burrishoole Abbey.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mulranny travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killala to Mulranny in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Mulranny

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newport, Westport, Silver Strand
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Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, and then make a trip to Sky Rd.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Clifden online vacation planner .

You can drive from Mulranny to Clifden in 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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