8 days in Galway & Inishmore Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Inishmore Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Galway
1
Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi:  2 h
2
Inishmore
— 3 nights
Taxi:  2 h
End: Galway

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Abbey of Cong and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Quin Abbey and Ashford Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). Next up on the itinerary: get advice or help at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and make a trip to Croagh Patrick.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cong, Athlone, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Croagh Patrick
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Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum

3
nights
Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 10th (Fri), trek along The Wormhole, thendelve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches). On your second day here, stop by Aran Sweater Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore day trip app.

Traveling by taxi from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) ©
Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa