6 days in Galway, Sligo & Donegal Town Itinerary

6 days in Galway, Sligo & Donegal Town Itinerary

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6 days in Galway, Sligo & Donegal Town Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly + bus:  15​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sligo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Donegal Town
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Miami

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Dunguaire Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Galway driving holiday planner.

Miami, USA to Galway is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Galway, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Galway is much colder than Miami - with highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ashford Castle, Dungaire Castle
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Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lough Key Forest Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Rosses Point, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, and finally kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo day trip planning website .

Getting from Galway to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Glencar Waterfall, Lough Key Forest Park
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Rosses Point ©
Rosses Point

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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Donegal Town itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Sligo to Donegal Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

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