8 days in Galway & Inishmore Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Inishmore Itinerary

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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway

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Galway

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Abbey of Cong and Quin Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Dromoland Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Athlone (Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum & Athlone Castle Visitor Centre), National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Quiet Man Museum, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Inishmore

— 3 nights
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, then delve 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 combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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