12 days in County Galway Itinerary

12 days in County Galway Itinerary

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12 days in County Galway Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Travel:  2​h 30​min
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 15​min
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg


Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Explore Clifden's surroundings by going to Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun), Glengowla Mines (in Oughterard) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, make a trip to Sky Rd, and experience rural life at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden day trip tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Clifden is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, Glengowla Mines, Dog's Bay Beach, Killary Sheep Farm
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd


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 30th (Fri), trek along The Wormhole, then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Inisheer.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach


Inisheer ©
On the 1st (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Inishere Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, then explore the ancient world of St. Caomhan’s Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of O'Brien's Castle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inisheer trip itinerary builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inishmore to Inisheer. August in Inisheer sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites
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O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle


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, walk around Eyre Square, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Galway journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inisheer to Galway. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral