15 days in County Galway Itinerary

15 days in County Galway Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Galway Trip Planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Galway
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Galway
— 7 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
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Galway — 7 nights

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.
Head to Charlie Byrne's Bookshop and OMG Zhivagofor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Standun and Thomas Dillon's Claddagh Gold. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Oughterard (Quiet Man Bridge & Glengowla Mines & Family Farm Experience), Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal) and Gort (Kilmacduagh Tower & Coole Park Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park, and stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galway holiday planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Galway is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Galway due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February; daily highs in Galway reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clifden.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Side Trips
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Clifden — 5 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Head to O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Connemara Bluefor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Joyce Country Sheepdogs and All Things Connemara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clifden: Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm & The Sheep and Wool Centre). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, try to win big at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, stroll through Renvyle Beach, and tee off at Connemara Championship Golf Links.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Clifden online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inishmore.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Side Trips
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Inishmore — 1 night

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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County Galway travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Gardens
County Galway sits in the middle of the country on the western coast. With its lively eponymous city, small traditional Irish villages, and stunning countryside, it offers a varied landscape and culture. Galway City exudes energy as a university town, with pubs on every corner and events and festivals happening year-round. The county has successfully kept the Irish language alive with about 30,000-40,000 Irish speakers, of whom nearly 24,000 are native Irish speakers. Venture outside of the main city to the Aran Islands to discover an Ireland lost in time.