8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland journey builder

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Castlebar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Keel, Achill Island
— 1 night
Travel:  4 h
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
Taxi:  2 h
4
Galway
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Castlebar

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Explore Castlebar's surroundings by going to Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina), Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, step off the mainland to explore Clare Island, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Castlebar road trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Castlebar is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, daytime highs in Castlebar are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Keel.

Things to do in Castlebar

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Clare Island, Belleek Castle Museum, Sky Rd, Monk's Fishing House
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

1
night
Keel, Achill Island

Keel
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, thendon't miss a visit to Deserted Village, thenmake a trip to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Keel online travel route planner.

Getting from Castlebar to Keel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Keel

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Achill Island
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

1
night
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 9th (Thu), trek along The Wormhole, look for gifts at Lia Arann, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Keel to Inishmore. April in Inishmore sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Eyre Square, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, thenmake a trip to Quay Street, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway route maker website.

You can drive from Inishmore to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

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