8 days in Galway & Inishmore Itinerary

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Galway
— 4 nights
Bus to Rossaveel Pier, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Rossaveel Pier, Bus to Galway

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Galway — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Royal Abbey of Cong. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ashford Castle and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Dromoland Castle (in Newmarket-on-Fergus), Quin Abbey (in Quin) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 3 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 10th (Fri), trek along The Wormhole, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and then get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches). On your second day here, stop by Aran Sweater Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore day trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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