9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Keem Bay (in Achill Island) and Ballina (Belleek Castle & Rosserk Friary). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle, and admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Westport vacation planner .

Bloemfontein, South Africa to Westport is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in November: highs in Westport hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, scenic drive, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the activities along Galway Bay.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Galway day trip planning site .

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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