4 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

4 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland tour planner

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Sligo
— 1 night
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Belmullet
— 1 night
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Westport
— 1 night
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Sligo

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eagles Flying, kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sligo Abbey, admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Benbulben, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with Sligo Boat Charters.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo visit app.

Dublin to Sligo is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belmullet.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Belmullet

— 1 night
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 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Erris Head Loop Walk, play a few rounds at Carne Golf Links, and then explore the activities along Blacksod Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Belmullet travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Belmullet takes 2 hours. In September in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Belmullet

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 22nd (Wed), get all the information you need at Wild Nephin National Park - Ballycroy Visitor Centre, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Westport online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Belmullet to Westport takes 1.5 hours. In September in Westport, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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Western Ireland travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.