12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Inishmore
— 1 night
Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Galway
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

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 25th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, thenmake a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore travel route planning app.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Inishmore is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Inishmore due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Inishmore, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and then kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden day trip planner.

You can drive from Inishmore to Clifden in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

2
nights
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 28th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Achill Heritage Centre, delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and finally stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Alt na Croi Pottery, stroll through Keel Beach, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Achill Island online attractions planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Achill Island in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones ©
Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones

2
nights
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 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planning app.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

3
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, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, explore the activities along Galway Bay, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

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