15 days in County Galway Itinerary

15 days in County Galway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Galway Trip Planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
1
Galway
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Clifden
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
3
Inishmore
— 1 night
Unknown

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Galway

— 7 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.
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 Spiddal Craft & Design Studios. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve), Standun (in Spiddal) and Oughterard (Quiet Man Bridge & Glengowla Mines). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

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 9-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 · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Clifden

— 5 nights
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 Cottage Handcraftsfor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Joyce Country Sheepdogs and Renvyle Beach. 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.

Find out how to plan Clifden trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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 · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:

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 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, taxi, 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 · Trails
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 14:

County Galway travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.