24 days in Western Ireland & Tralee Itinerary

24 days in Western Ireland & Tralee Itinerary

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24 days in Western Ireland & Tralee Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly + Drive:  22​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tralee
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ballycastle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h
6
Inishmore
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Islamabad

3
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.
When in Galway, make a side trip to see Cliffs of Moher in Liscannor, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planning website .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Galway is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Galway is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Galway: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tralee.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

8
nights
Tralee

Tralee ©
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
Explore Tralee's surroundings by going to Killarney (Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, & more) and Dingle (Gallarus Oratory, Brian de Staic Jeweller, & more). Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tralee online trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Tralee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Galway in December: high temperatures in Tralee hover around 12°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Tralee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

1
night
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields, steep yourself in history at Killala Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Moyne Abbey. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rathfran Abbey, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach, and then go for a walk through Downpatrick Head.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ballycastle trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tralee to Ballycastle takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Ballycastle are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Killala, Ceide Fields
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head
Moyne Abbey ©
Moyne Abbey

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Take a break from Westport with a short trip to Ashford Castle in Cong, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, and get in on the family fun at Westport House.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Westport tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ballycastle to Westport in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ballycastle in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Westport, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Ashford Castle, Newport Railway Viaduct, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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.
Achill Island is known for nature, beaches, adventure, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Achill Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, and indulge your taste buds at McLoughlins Bar.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Achill Island road trip app .

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, visit a coastal fixture at Inishere Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to St. Caomhan’s Church, then explore the ancient world of O'Brien's Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore visit app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Inisheer
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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