10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Inishmore
— 1 day
ferry + taxi:  2​h
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

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 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inishmore attractions planner.

Kalamazoo, USA to Inishmore is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Inishmore is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in August; daily highs in Inishmore reach 65°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

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: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

2
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Westport House, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Westport day trip app .

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Michael Davitt Museum
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Achill Heritage Centre, then don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, then explore the activities along Keem Bay, and finally stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Achill Island travel planner .

Getting from Westport to Achill Island by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Achill Island are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Achill Island

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

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): make a trip to Sky Rd, then explore and take pictures at Killary Sheep Farm, and then contemplate the long history of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Clifden online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Achill Island to Clifden in 2 hours. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Killary Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm

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