6 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland travel planner

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Westport
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. On your second day here, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, thentake a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Westport day trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Westport is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Westport due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newport Railway Viaduct, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

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.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, walk around Eyre Square, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galway online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Galway sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

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