11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Santa Maria
Fly + Drive:  23 h 45 min
1
Killala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
4
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
5
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Santa Maria

1
night
Killala

Killala ©
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Killala online trip itinerary planner .

Santa Maria, USA to Killala is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Maria to Killala is 8 hours. Traveling from Santa Maria in June, expect nights in Killala to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Killala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Cross Beach Loop Walk
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Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Moyne Abbey ©
Moyne Abbey

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 13th (Thu), ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, then admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, and finally grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Westport sightseeing tool .

Drive from Killala to Westport in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Westport when traveling from Killala in June, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ballintubber Abbey
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, then stroll through Eyre Square, then make a trip to Quay Street, and finally head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 17th (Mon), look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inishmore online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay and then kick back and relax at Keel Beach. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lavelle's Golden Strand Caravan & Camping Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Achill Island are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

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