5 days in Achill Island & Westport Itinerary

5 days in Achill Island & Westport Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cork
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Cork

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), look for gifts at Alt na Croi Pottery, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Deserted Village.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Achill Island visit website.

Cork to Achill Island is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Galway (Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Quay Street, &more). There's more to do: pedal to the sights with Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Adventures and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip builder.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Galway, Michael Davitt Museum
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street