8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Train + Taxi:  5 h
1
Inishmore
— 1 day
Taxi:  2 h
2
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Dublin

1
day
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 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore tour planner.

Dublin to Inishmore is an approximately 5- hour combination of train and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, and then get your game on at Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park.

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Traveling by taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Coole Park Nature Reserve, Aughnanure Castle, Tyrone House, Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 11th (Thu), explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Royal Abbey of Cong, then steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, and finally stroll through Drummindoo Stud.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Westport, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Michael Davitt Museum, Belleek Castle Museum
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drumcliffe Church, then stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Tobernalt Holy Well, step into the grandiose world of Parke's Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sligo journey app.

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. In July, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Drumcliff, Parke's Castle, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Benbulben ©
Benbulben
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Drumcliffe Church ©
Drumcliffe Church