47 days in County Galway Itinerary

47 days in County Galway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Galway sightseeing planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Portumna
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Portumna
— 10 nights
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Oughterard
— 12 nights
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Clifden
— 12 nights
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Inisheer
— 10 nights
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Portumna

— 10 nights
Portumna is a market town in the south-east of County Galway, Ireland, on the border with and linked by a bridge to County Tipperary. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Irish Workhouse Centre and Portumna Castle. Get in touch with nature at Portumna Golf Club and Gort Golf Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Portumna: Gort (Kiltartan Gregory Museum & Millennium Park, Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, &more), Woodville Walled Garden (in Kilchreest) and Loughrea (The Turoe Stone, Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Portumna Friary, stroll around Portumna Forest Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Brendan's Clonfert Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Brendan's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Portumna day trip site.

Newark, USA to Portumna is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Portumna. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Portumna reach 63°F and lows reach 51°F. You will leave for Oughterard on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Portumna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Oughterard

— 12 nights
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. Visit Aughnanure Castle and Athenry Castle for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) and Galway Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oughterard: Galway (Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Salthill Promenade, &more), Connemara Isles Golf Club (in Lettermore) and Oranmore (Galway Bay Golf Resort & Rinville Park). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Glengowla Mines, snap pictures at Quiet Man Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Traught Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Brigit's Garden & Cafe.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oughterard vacation planner.

Drive from Portumna to Oughterard in 1.5 hours. In September in Oughterard, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Oughterard

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Clifden

— 12 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Take a break from the city and head to Dog's Bay Beach and Renvyle Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Clifden Castle and The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clifden: Leenane (Glassilaun Beach, Killary Fjord, &more) and Aasleagh Falls (in Aasleagh). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Connemara Heritage and History Centre, learn something new at Connemara Blue, steep yourself in history at Alcock and Brown Landing Site, and stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Clifden trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Oughterard to Clifden takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Inisheer

— 10 nights
Get outdoors at Kilmurvey Beach and The Wormhole. Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) and St. Caomhan’s Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Inisheer's surroundings by going to Inishmore (Dun Eoghanachta, Dun Aonghasa, &more).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inisheer trip itinerary builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clifden to Inisheer. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

County Galway travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.