5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Clifden
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
End: Dublin

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Saint Mary's Cathedral and Salthill Promenade are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kilkee Cliff Walk and Clonmacnoise. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and King John's Castle (in Limerick). There's more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online visit planner .

Dublin to Galway is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dublin in July: highs in Galway hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Limerick, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clonmacnoise
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

1
night
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and then make a trip to Sky Rd.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Clifden trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd