14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland trip itinerary planner

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Achill Island
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Belmullet
— 1 night
Drive
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
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Achill Island

— 1 night
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 (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay and then kick back and relax at Keel Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Achill Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Achill henge, then view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Alt na Croi Pottery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Achill Island road trip site.

Huntsville, USA to Achill Island is an approximately 108-hour travel. Traveling from Huntsville to Achill Island, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Huntsville in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Achill Island: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Belmullet

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Dun na mBo, trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, then look for gifts at Lunasa Crafts, and finally kick back and relax at Cross Beach Loop Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Belmullet travel route planning site.

Getting from Achill Island to Belmullet by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Belmullet can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Belmullet

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Westport House. Visiting The Great Western Greenway and Belleek Castle Museum will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford), Silver Strand (in Louisburgh) and The North Mayo Heritage Centre (in Ballina). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey, laugh and play at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, and look for gifts at The Craft House.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip planner.

Drive from Belmullet to Westport in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Galway

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Wild Atlantic Way and Galway Bay. Kids will appreciate attractions like Salthill Beaches and Galway Cathedral. When in Galway, make a side trip to see Spiddal Craft & Design Studios in Spiddal, approximately Spiddal away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, walk around Eyre Square, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Inishmore

— 2 nights
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 4th (Fri): stop by Aran Sweater Market, 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 maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Western Ireland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.