8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 1 day
taxi + ferry:  2​h
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
3
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ballina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Amsterdam

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day
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.
On the 4th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, then admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway travel itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Haarlem, The Netherlands to Galway. The time zone difference when traveling from Haarlem to Galway is minus 1 hour. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral

1
night
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and then hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inishmore holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 3.5 hours. In September in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clifden.

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Outdoors Parks Trails
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

2
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 6th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, and then tee off at Connemara Championship Golf Links . On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers, catch a wave with a taste of the best surfing spots, and then kick back and relax at Renvyle Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Inishmore to Clifden in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Clifden are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Renvyle Beach, Dog's Bay Beach, Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm
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Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Connemara Championship Golf Links ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers ©
O`Dalaigh Jewellers

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Hennigan's Heritage Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Muredach's Cathedral, then get outside with Enniscrone Village, and finally tee off at Enniscrone Golf Club. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Moyne Abbey, enjoy the sand and surf at Carrowmore Beach, then kick back and relax at Ross Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Rosserk Friary.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ballina vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clifden to Ballina. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Killala, Enniscrone, Hennigan's Heritage Centre
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Enniscrone Golf Club ©
Enniscrone Golf Club
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre

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night
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 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mullaghmore Coast, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, then don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, and finally stroll through Strandhill Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sligo trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Ballina to Sligo with the Route module. In September in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

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Side Trip

Mullaghmore Coast
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Benbulben ©
Benbulben
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Mullaghmore Coast ©
Mullaghmore Coast

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