5 days in Achill Island & Westport Itinerary

5 days in Achill Island & Westport Itinerary

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5 days in Achill Island & Westport Itinerary

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Alt na Croi Pottery, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Deserted Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Achill Island vacation builder.

Cork to Achill Island is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In August, daytime highs in Achill Island are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

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

2
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: Galway (Connemara National Park, Quay Street, & more). There's more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Clew Bay Bike Hire and Outdoor Day Adventures and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Westport vacation builder.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Galway, Michael Davitt Museum
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street