5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shannon
Drive:  1​h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Westport
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Shannon

2
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Salthill Beaches and Dog's Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dungaire Castle in Kinvara (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

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Shannon to Galway is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park, then get in on the family fun at Westport House, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Keel Beach and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

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