8 days in Doolin & Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Doolin & Western Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Doolin & Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Killaloe
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Doolin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Galway
— 1 day
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry + Taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Mulranny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ballina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): go for a walk through Beauty Of The Burren Walks, then admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, and then play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip planner .

Killaloe to Doolin is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trip

Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
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Doolin Pitch & Putt ©
Doolin Pitch & Putt

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip maker .

You can drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Galway sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 29th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inishmore itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): experience rural life at DK Connemara Oysters Ltd, enjoy the sand and surf at Glassilaun Beach, and then head off the coast to Omey Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mannin Bay Blueway, kick back and relax at Lettergesh Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Clifden route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Mulranny.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lettergesh Beach, DK Connemara Oysters, Glassilaun Beach, Gothic Chapel, Omey Island
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Glassilaun Beach ©
Glassilaun Beach
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Omey Island ©
Omey Island

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night
Mulranny

Mulranny ©
On the 1st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Newport Railway Viaduct, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Newport Church, and then kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mulranny trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Clifden to Mulranny takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mulranny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Mulranny

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Newport
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Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand
Newport Church ©
Newport Church
Newport Railway Viaduct ©
Newport Railway Viaduct

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Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the galleries of Belleek Castle Museum and then steep yourself in history at Killala Tower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ballina trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mulranny to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ballina are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Admiral Brown Centre, Killala Tower
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Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Killala Tower ©
Killala Tower
Admiral Brown Centre ©
Admiral Brown Centre

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