7 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland trip planner

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Ballina
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Ballina
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portumna
— 1 night
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Amsterdam

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Ballina

— 1 night
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 30th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Belleek Castle Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballina road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ballina is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Ballina due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ballina: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Sligo

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 2nd (Tue), stroll the grounds of Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Boyle Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, then stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Drumcliffe Church, and finally make a trip to Sligo Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the activities along Glencar Lake and then explore the historical opulence of Parke's Castle.

Planning Sligo trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Drive from Ballina to Sligo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Galway

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 4th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, look for gifts at Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, then contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk and then walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galway trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Sligo in July, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Portumna.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Portumna

— 1 night
Portumna is a market town in the south-east of County Galway, Ireland, on the border with and linked by a bridge to County Tipperary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle and then steep yourself in history at The Irish Workhouse Centre.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Portumna trip app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Portumna takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portumna

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

Western Ireland travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.