22 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sligo
— 3 nights
2
Galway
— 4 nights
3
Inishmore
— 3 nights
4
Clifden
— 2 nights
5
Achill Island
— 3 nights
6
Westport
— 6 nights

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle), Tir Saile (in Ballina) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, stroll around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sligo driving holiday planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Sligo is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Sligo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Sligo to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Parke's Castle, Downpatrick Head, Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Arigna Mining Experience, Tir Saile
Highlights from your plan
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and explore the activities along Galway Bay.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galway visit planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sligo in July, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Galway. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

3
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, look for gifts at Lia Arann, make a trip to Teampall Chiarain, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then experience rural life at Killary Sheep Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, thenkick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, and then go deep underground at Glengowla Mines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clifden trip builder.

Traveling by taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Killary Sheep Farm, Glengowla Mines, Dog's Bay Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk, Ceathru Thaidhg, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Keem Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sli Grainne Mhaol, make a trip to Deserted Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Achill Island trip planner.

Getting from Clifden to Achill Island by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Achill Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Belmullet
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

6
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford), The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Jackie Clarke Collection (in Ballina). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, and make a trip to Ceide Fields.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Westport online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Westport takes an hour. August in Westport sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Foxford, Newport, Ceide Fields, Ashford Castle, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Westport House ©
Westport House

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