14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Ballycastle
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Westport
— 4 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  3 h
4
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Galway
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  20 h
End: Singapore

1
day
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ceide Fields and then go for a walk through Downpatrick Head.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ballycastle holiday maker tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Ballycastle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Ballycastle, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Ballycastle to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ceide Fields
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

4
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 these side-trips from Westport: Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and stroll through Croagh Patrick.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Westport road trip app .

Drive from Ballycastle to Westport in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ballycastle in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Westport, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newport, Sky Rd, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inishmore online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

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 16th (Thu): make a trip to Deserted Village and then explore the activities along Keem Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Sli Grainne Mhaol, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and then stroll through Keel Beach.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Achill Island travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In August in Achill Island, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

4
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.
Galway is known for nightlife, historic sites, nature, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip maker website .

You can drive from Achill Island to Galway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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