11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

New York City
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Westport
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Inishmore
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
New York City

4
days
Galway

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.
Galway is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galway trip generator.

New York City, USA to Galway is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Galway is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Galway at 64°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Westport.

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Connemara National Park ©
Connemara National Park
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Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
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Quay Street

4
days
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore), Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Achill Island (Keem Bay & Deserted Village). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, shop like a local with The Quay Gallery, and ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport vacation planner.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Westport sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

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Achill Island, Sky Rd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay

1
day
Inishmore

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 1st (Sun): trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist), then enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

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You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

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