8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Inishmore
— 1 day
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Leenane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
day
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

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Orlando, USA to Inishmore is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Inishmore. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in June, with highs in Inishmore at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, then relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally contemplate the long history of Coole Park.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Leenane.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Coole Park Nature Reserve, Loughwell Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

2
nights
Leenane

Leenane ©
Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, contemplate the long history of Royal Abbey of Cong, then relax in the rural setting at Joyce Country Sheepdogs, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Killary Fjord.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Leenane online itinerary planner .

Drive from Galway to Leenane in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Leenane are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Leenane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Renvyle Beach, Royal Abbey of Cong, Aughnanure Castle
Highlights from your plan
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong
The Sheep and Wool Centre ©
The Sheep and Wool Centre

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, explore the activities along Tobernalt Holy Well, then make a trip to Yeats's Grave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Drumcliffe Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ballina day trip planning site .

You can drive from Leenane to Ballina in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drumcliff, Michael Davitt Museum, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Tobernalt Holy Well
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

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