8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

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8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Foxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Westport
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: London

1
night
Foxford

Foxford ©
Foxford is a village 16 km south of Ballina in County Mayo, Ireland. You've now added Michael Davitt Museum to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Foxford Village, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then look for gifts at Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre, then learn about all things military at Admiral Brown Centre, and finally get your game on at Murder Mystery Ireland.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Foxford tour itinerary builder website.

London, UK to Foxford is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Foxford at 19°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre ©
Admiral Brown Centre ©
Admiral Brown Centre

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and finally explore the ancient world of Deserted Village. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, then stroll through Keel Beach, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Achill Island vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Foxford to Achill Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

4
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kids will enjoy The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House and Uggool Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand) and Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre (in Louisburgh). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, make a trip to Croagh Patrick, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Westport holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Louisburgh, Newport Railway Viaduct, Croagh Patrick
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island