9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bloemfontein
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Galway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27 h
End: Bloemfontein

3
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Rosserk Friary). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Westport tour itinerary planner.

Bloemfontein, South Africa to Westport is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bloemfontein to Westport. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in November: highs in Westport hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballina, Ashford Castle, Newport Railway Viaduct, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Keem Bay
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Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

3
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.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, appreciate the history behind Oscar Wilde & Eduard Vilde Statue, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip maker site.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral