12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + 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
bus + 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.
On the 25th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, contemplate the long history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, stop by Aran Sweater Market, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore road trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Inishmore is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Inishmore is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Inishmore, with highs around 18°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 27th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mannin Bay Blueway.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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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): get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and finally stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Sli Grainne Mhaol.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Achill Island trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Clifden to Achill Island takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
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 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

Plan my day in Westport using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. May in Westport sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud

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, historic sites, nature, scenic drive, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website .

Getting from Westport to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral