15 days in County Galway Itinerary

15 days in County Galway Itinerary

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15 days in County Galway Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Galway
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Clifden
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
Inishmore
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
Sharm El Sheikh

6
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Standun Spiddal and Galway Racecourse. Head to Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and OMG @ Zhivagofor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park) and Oughterard (Quiet Man Bridge, Glengowla Mines, & more). Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and explore and take pictures at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG).

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Galway is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Galway, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with highs in Galway at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gort, Moycullen, Oughterard, Spiddal, Tyrone House
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Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Standun Spiddal ©
Standun Spiddal
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios ©
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

5
days
Clifden

Clifden
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Explore hidden gems such as O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Joyce Country Sheepdogs. For shopping fun, head to Cottage Handcrafts or Connemara Blue. Get out of town with these interesting Clifden side-trips: Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm, The Sheep and Wool Centre, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, have fun at Connemara Shooting School, and play a few rounds at Connemara Championship Golf Links .

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You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Clifden can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Leenane, Dog's Bay Beach, Joyce Country Sheepdogs, Avoca Letterfrack, Cottage Handcrafts
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Joyce Country Sheepdogs
Joyce Country Sheepdogs
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

2
days
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then stop by Mary O'Flaherty, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist).

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)