5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Galway
— 2 nights
2
Westport
— 2 nights

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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.
Attractions like Wild Atlantic Way and Salthill Promenade make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Dungaire Castle (in Kinvara) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Galway Atlantaquaria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Galway online holiday planner.

Shannon to Galway is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dungaire Castle, Dog's Bay Beach
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Dungaire Castle ©
Dungaire Castle
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House, admire the natural beauty at Westport House, and then explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach and then explore the historical opulence of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Westport trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Keel Beach
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud