10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Westport
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Inishmore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Portland

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wild Atlantic Way and Galway Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Connemara National Park and Feeny's Equestrian Centre. Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Cooper's Hill Livery - Private Rides, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, and look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bath, USA to Galway. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bath to Galway due to the time zone difference. In March, Galway is somewhat warmer than Bath - with highs of 51°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

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Cooper's Hill Equine ©
Cooper's Hill Equine
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Glencar Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake, and then look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sligo vacation planner.

You can drive from Galway to Sligo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sligo are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

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Glencar Waterfall
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Glencar Waterfall ©
Glencar Waterfall
Benbulben ©
Benbulben

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Thu), explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, then don't miss a visit to Saint Mary's Well, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a pleasant ride with Croagh Patrick Stables.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Westport when traveling from Sligo in March, with lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

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Saint Mary's Well
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Croagh Patrick Stables ©
Croagh Patrick Stables
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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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 1st (Sat), trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist), then kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Inishmore sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. April in Inishmore sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

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