8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland route planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry to Rossaveel Pier, Bus to Galway
— 4 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Newark


Westport — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Lost Valley, then look for gifts at Cottage Handcrafts, then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Killadoon Standing Stone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Westport House, grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary planning site.

Newark, USA to Westport is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Westport due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, expect nights in Westport to be little chillier, around 49°F, while days are cooler, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Inishmore.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Inishmore are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Galway.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Galway to Cong to see Ireland's School of Falconry about 48 minutes away. Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, stroll around Eyre Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Western Ireland travel guide

Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.