11 days in Western Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Western Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Western Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
2
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
3
Achill Island, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Belmullet, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Visiting Salthill Beaches and Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Spiddal to see Spiddal Craft & Design Studios about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at OMG Zhivago, view the masterpieces at Lynch's Castle, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Galway Market.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway day trip tool .

Mumbai, India to Galway is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in July, expect Galway to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Shopping Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Inishmore, Ireland

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 16th (Mon): look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
Achill Island, Ireland

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 (Tue): stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Achill Island trip maker app .

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. In July, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery
Ronan Halpin Gallery ©
Ronan Halpin Gallery

1
night
Belmullet, Ireland

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 18th (Wed): hike along Cross Beach Loop Walk, enjoy breathtaking views from Dun na mBo, then play a few rounds at Carne Golf Links, and finally stop by Lunasa Crafts.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belmullet itinerary planner.

You can drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Belmullet are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Belmullet

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Carne Golf Links ©
Carne Golf Links
Dun na mBo ©
Dun na mBo

2
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Parade, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, then stop by Derryaun Crafts, then stroll through Mulranny Strand, and finally look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Westport online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Belmullet to Westport takes 1.5 hours. July in Westport sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parade, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and then don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway.

For maps and other tourist information, read Bushmills itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Westport to Bushmills takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Ballintoy
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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