9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Sligo
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Green Bay

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Abbey of Cong and The Irish Workhouse Centre. Do your shopping at Standun and Lynch's Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Monk's Fishing House (in Cong), Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Portumna Castle (in Portumna). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, have some family-friendly fun at Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Galway vacation website .

Green Bay, USA to Galway is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Green Bay to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Green Bay in June, expect Galway to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Spiddal, Cong, Portumna, Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Aughnanure Castle, contemplate the long history of Glengowla Mines, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, and then kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Galway to Clifden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore, Oughterard, Killary Sheep Farm, Dog's Bay Beach
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Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, explore the ancient world of Boyle Abbey, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Benbulben. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Belleek Castle Museum, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Parke's Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drumcliffe Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sligo travel planner .

Drive from Clifden to Sligo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Belleek Castle Museum, Parke's Castle, Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Boyle Abbey, Michael Davitt Museum
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Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Drumcliffe Church ©
Drumcliffe Church