45 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

45 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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45 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly + Drive:  21​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 10 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore
— 3 nights
ferry + 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, make a trip to Eyre Square, and explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galway visit planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Galway is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lahore to Galway. While traveling from Lahore, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off 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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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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, trails, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, look for gifts at Lia Arann, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inishmore holiday tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 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
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Clifden side-trips: Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm & Glassilaun Beach), Louisburgh (Silver Strand & Uggool Beach) and Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Glengowla Mines). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at Diamond Hill, make a trip to Sky Rd, and step off the mainland to explore Omey Island.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Clifden online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Oughterard, Leenane, Diamond Hill, Dog's Bay Beach
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 16:
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Ballina (The North Mayo Heritage Centre, Jackie Clarke Collection, & more), Cong (Ashford Castle, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, & more) and Murder Mystery Ireland (in Foxford). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Westport day trip website .

Drive from Clifden to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Westport sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Newport, Cong, Castlebar, County Mayo
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 24:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, explore the galleries of Ronan Halpin Gallery, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Minaun.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island road trip planning website .

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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. Change things up with these side-trips from Belmullet: Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Cross Beach Loop Walk, make a trip to Ceide Fields, steep yourself in history at Cross Abbey, and get great views at Dun na mBo.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Belmullet tour builder tool .

Drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In February in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Belmullet

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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 Glenveagh Castle (in Letterkenny), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Donegal Town (Lough Eske & Donegal Castle). Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's lots more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, make a trip to Rosses Point, and kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sligo route planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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