12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  15​h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
3
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Belmullet
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Castlebar
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
End: Milwaukee

2
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: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, stroll around Eyre Square, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, and explore the activities along Galway Bay.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway sightseeing planning app .

Milwaukee, USA to Galway is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

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

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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 23rd (Thu): trek along The Wormhole, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, and finally stroll through Kilmurvey Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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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 25th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, then view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, then get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, then explore the activities along Keem Bay, and then explore the ancient world of Deserted Village.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island journey app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Westport
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

1
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Belmullet

Belmullet ©
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, then steep yourself in history at Saint Deirbhle's Church, and then hike along Ceathru Thaidhg.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Belmullet travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Belmullet takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castlebar.

Things to do in Belmullet

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk

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Castlebar

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Castlebar: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Aughagower Church (in Westport) and Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Great Western Greenway, make a trip to Sky Rd, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Castlebar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Belmullet to Castlebar takes 1.5 hours. April in Castlebar sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castlebar

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Cong, Belleek Castle, Michael Davitt Museum, Sky Rd
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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