9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Castlebar
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
Galway is known for nightlife, historic sites, nature, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galway trip maker tool .

Seattle, USA to Galway is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. When traveling from Seattle in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galway: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks
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 28th (Thu): hike along The Wormhole, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inishmore road trip tool .

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 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Achill Island.

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
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, then stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, and then explore the activities along Keem Bay.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Achill Island trip website .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Castlebar.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery

3
nights
Castlebar

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Explore Castlebar's surroundings by going to Cong (Ashford Castle & Royal Abbey of Cong), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, find something for the whole family at Westport House, explore the galleries of Belleek Castle Museum, and admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Castlebar route planning tool .

You can drive from Achill Island to Castlebar in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Castlebar are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castlebar

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cong, Westport, Newport Railway Viaduct, Belleek Castle Museum, Sky Rd
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd