6 days in Galway, Aran Islands & Dublin Itinerary

6 days in Galway, Aran Islands & Dublin Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Galway
— 1 day
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway, Train to Dublin
— 3 nights


Galway — 1 day

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.
On the 18th (Sun), choose your vessel at Charter Ireland.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galway online holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Galway is 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Inishmore.
Transportation · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inishmore online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.
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Dublin — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, look for gifts at DesignYard, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Inishmore to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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Aran Islands travel guide

Ruins · Outdoor Activities · Hiking Trails
A collection of three islands off the west coast near Galway Bay, Aran Islands provide an isolated bit of the country where traditional culture reigns. The islands' inhabitants mostly speak Irish as a first language, and all place names are primarily in Irish, with English translations. Visitors revel in the small-town feel, authentic pubs, and native Irish language. Because the islands contain lots of unpaved roads and farmland bordered by walls made of limestone rocks, they're best explored by bike or on foot.