8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Inishmore
— 1 day
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killala
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 2 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Manama

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Inishmore

— 1 day
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 2nd (Fri), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inishmore trip itinerary builder.

Manama, Bahrain to Inishmore is an approximately 108-hour travel. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Manama in November, expect Inishmore to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Westport

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, then stop by Parade, and finally look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand, and then look for gifts at Derryaun Crafts.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport sightseeing app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Westport are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killala.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Killala

— 1 night
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. On the 5th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, then work some fitness into your day at Belleek Castle Museum, then explore the galleries of The North Mayo Heritage Centre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowmore Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Killala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Killala takes an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Killala can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killala

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, then get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and finally browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It, look for gifts at McCarthy's Jewellery Shop, look for gifts at Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold, then explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and finally stop by Fallers Jewelers.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galway tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killala to Galway in 2 hours. Traveling from Killala in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Western Ireland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.