6 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Sligo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Oughterard
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Durham

1
day
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the activities along Tobernalt Holy Well and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sligo online attractions planner.

Durham, USA to Sligo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Durham to Sligo. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for much colder days in Sligo, with highs around 62°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tobernalt Holy Well ©
Tobernalt Holy Well

2
nights
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 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Belleek Castle Museum, and finally grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Dugort Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Deserted Village, and then kick back and relax at Keel Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sligo in July since evenings lows in Westport dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oughterard.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Achill Island, Michael Davitt Museum, Royal Abbey of Cong, Belleek Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Oughterard

Oughterard ©
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Dog's Bay Beach, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Glengowla Mines.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oughterard holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Oughterard takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oughterard are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oughterard

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Monk's Fishing House, Dog's Bay Beach, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Monk's Fishing House ©
Monk's Fishing House
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden