8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland vacation planner

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Fly to Ireland West Knock Airport, Drive to Killala
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Killala
— 1 day
Drive
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Westport
— 1 night
Drive
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Galway
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Killala

— 1 day
Killala is a village in County Mayo in Ireland, north of Ballina. On the 31st (Sun), tee off at Ballina Golf Club, admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killala road trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Killala is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Killala is 5 hours. Traveling from Tampa in March, you will find days in Killala are cooler (49°F), and nights are a bit cooler (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Killala

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven, then stop by Derryaun Crafts, and finally tee off at Westport Golf Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Killala to Westport takes an hour. Traveling from Killala in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Westport, with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Galway

— 3 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.
Head to Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and McCarthy's Jewellery Shopfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salthill Promenade and Galway Cathedral. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Quay Street, browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago, tee off at Galway Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway journey site.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Galway, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Parks

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by Aran Sweater Market, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore attractions website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.