15 days in County Galway Itinerary

15 days in County Galway Itinerary

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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.
Head to Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold and OMG Zhivagofor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Oughterard (Quiet Man Bridge & Glengowla Mines), Spiddal (Standun & Spiddal Craft & Design Studios) and Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG), stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galway holiday planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Galway is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Galway due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Galway reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Oughterard, Spiddal, Moycullen, Gort, Tyrone House
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Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Standun ©
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold ©
Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold


Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Head to O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Hehirs Of Clifdenfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Joyce Country Sheepdogs and Cottage Handcrafts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clifden: Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm & The Sheep and Wool Centre). There's lots more to do: gear up at All Things Connemara, enjoy some diversion at Connemara Shooting School, tee off at Connemara Championship Golf Links, and look for gifts at Connemara Blue.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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


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 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa