45 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

45 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Galway
— 10 nights
Taxi:  2 h
2
Inishmore
— 3 nights
Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Clifden
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Westport
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Belmullet
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Sligo
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Lahore

10
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway online vacation planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Galway is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Lahore in January, you will find days in Galway are much colder (7°C), and nights are little chillier (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel, The Burren, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 8:
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The Burren ©
The Burren
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, stop by Lia Arann, kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Galway to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

5
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clifden: Louisburgh (Silver Strand & Uggool Beach), Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Glengowla Mines) and Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm & Glassilaun Beach). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mannin Bay Blueway.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Clifden tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Oughterard, Leenane, Omey Island, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

8
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Murder Mystery Ireland (in Foxford), Ballina (The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Jackie Clarke Collection, &more) and Cong (Ashford Castle, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, look for gifts at Parade, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Westport travel route planner.

You can drive from Clifden to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Newport, Castlebar, Cong, Foxford
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

4
nights
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.
Achill Island is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Keem Bay, kick back and relax at Keel Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mulranny Strand.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Achill Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Westport to Achill Island by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 28:
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

4
nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Lunasa Crafts, tee off at Carne Golf Links, go for a walk through Carrowteige Loop Walk, and perfect your strike at Gateway Leisure.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Belmullet trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Belmullet

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

County Mayo, Ionad Deirbhile - Eachleim Heritage Centre, Carrowteige Loop Walk, Downpatrick Head, Carrowmore Beach
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head
Lunasa Crafts ©
Lunasa Crafts

8
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Explore Sligo's surroundings by going to Slieve League (in Carrick), Donegal Town (Lough Eske & Donegal Castle) and Glenveagh Castle (in Letterkenny). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, stop by Liber, explore the world behind art at Sligo County Museum and Niland Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sligo trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Belmullet to Sligo in 2 hours. Traveling from Belmullet in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Glenveagh National Park, Slieve League, Yeats's Grave, Glenveagh Castle
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 11:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park