8 days in Galway & Clifden Itinerary

8 days in Galway & Clifden Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Galway Trip Planner
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Fly to Dublin, Train to Galway
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Galway
— 5 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Galway — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre & Aillwee Cave), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Spend the 28th (Fri) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, stroll through Eyre Square, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Galway is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.
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Clifden — 2 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sky Rd and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Westport House and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

Discover how to plan a Clifden trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Wed).
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