8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Mayo holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Belmullet
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Washington

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Westport

— 4 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Lost Valley and Belleek Castle Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Jackie Clarke Collection and Hennigan's Heritage Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Cong (Monk's Fishing House & The Cong Heritage Trail). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, make a trip to The Coffin Ship, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Westport trip planner.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Westport is 5 hours. In September, Westport is little chillier than Washington - with highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Achill Island

— 1 night
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, then kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, and finally stroll through Woodland Faerie Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Achill Island online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. September in Achill Island sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Belmullet

— 2 nights
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): trek along Erris Head Loop Walk, then tee off at Carne Golf Links, and then explore the activities along Blacksod Bay.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Belmullet online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Belmullet takes 1.5 hours. In September in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belmullet

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

County Mayo travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Biking Trails · Nightlife
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.