9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galway
— 2 nights
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
3
Westport
— 1 night
4
Sligo
— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Quay Street, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary builder tool.

Denver, USA to Galway is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Galway. Traveling from Denver in March, expect nights in Galway to be a bit warmer, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stroll through The Wormhole, thenlook for gifts at Lia Arann, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Inishmore visit planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Westport.

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

1
night
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Westport road trip website.

You can drive from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Inishmore in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Westport, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
nights
Sligo

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tir Saile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Mount Falcon Estate, make a trip to The North Mayo Heritage Centre, thenexplore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sligo when traveling from Westport in March, with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ballina, Downpatrick Head, Yeats's Grave, Moyne Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum