10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Westport
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Galway
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h
Los Angeles

1
day
Inishmore

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist), then stop by Mary O'Flaherty, then explore the ancient world of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and finally steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inishmore vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Inishmore is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get little chillier in Inishmore: highs are around 58°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Dun Aonghasa

3
days
Westport

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Step out of Westport with an excursion to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through The Great Western Greenway, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and stop by Parade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Parade, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum
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The Great Western Greenway

4
days
Galway

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 21st (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Quay Street, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Galway

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren
Quay Street

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