8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h
1
Sligo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Renvyle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Popular historic sites such as Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery and Drumcliffe Church are in your itinerary. Tobernalt Holy Well and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Sligo side-trips: Boyle Abbey (in Boyle), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Model, home of the Niland Collection, don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, and explore the activities along Glencar Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Sligo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Renvyle.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Drumcliff, Boyle Abbey, Parke's Castle, Michael Davitt Museum, Belleek Castle Museum
Highlights from your plan
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery ©
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery
Tobernalt Holy Well ©
Tobernalt Holy Well
Drumcliffe Church ©
Drumcliffe Church

2
nights
Renvyle

Renvyle ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, and then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Renvyle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sligo to Renvyle by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Renvyle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Gothic Chapel, The Lost Valley
Highlights from your plan
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley

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.
Kilmacduagh Tower and Royal Abbey of Cong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Athenry Castle and Coole Park Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard) and Monk's Fishing House (in Cong). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, and have fun at Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway road trip site.

Getting from Renvyle to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. May in Galway sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Gort, Cong, Aughnanure Castle, Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, Athenry Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Athenry Castle ©
Athenry Castle
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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