6 days in Galway, Sligo & Donegal Town Itinerary

6 days in Galway, Sligo & Donegal Town Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Donegal Town
— 1 night
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Galway — 1 night

City of the Tribes

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 21st (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Dungaire Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

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Miami, USA to Galway is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Miami in October, things will get much colder in Galway: highs are around 54°F and lows about 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Sligo.
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Sligo — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Glencar Lake, and then stroll around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Rosses Point, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sligo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Donegal Town.
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Donegal Town — 1 night

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle and then make a trip to Lough Eske.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Donegal Town trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Sligo to Donegal Town by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
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