11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland trip planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Portumna
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Portumna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 3 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Dammam

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Portumna

— 2 nights
Portumna is a market town in the south-east of County Galway, Ireland, on the border with and linked by a bridge to County Tipperary. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Irish Workhouse Centre. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Irish Workhouse Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Portumna Friary, and finally explore the ancient world of Lackeen Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Nenagh Castle, ride a horse along Devil's Bit Pony Trekking, and then stroll around Templemore Town Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portumna trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Portumna is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Portumna is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dammam in May: high temperatures in Portumna hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Portumna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 17:

Galway

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Step out of Galway to go to Cong and see Ireland's School of Falconry, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to The Spanish Arch, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Galway trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Portumna to Galway takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Inishmore

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then look for gifts at Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore vacation planning website.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Westport

— 3 nights
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 23rd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and then ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On your second day here, stroll through Croagh Patrick, then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Westport holiday planning tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Western Ireland travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.