15 days in Paris & Western Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Paris & Western Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Paris & Western Ireland Itinerary

San Diego, United States
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Inishmore, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 15​min
San Diego, United States

5
days
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Paris is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Paris is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in July, Paris is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Park
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
days
Galway, Ireland

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, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and explore by horseback at Feeny's Equestrian Centre.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Galway travel planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Paris to Galway in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Galway at 66°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Connemara National Park ©
Connemara National Park
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours ©
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours

3
days
Westport, Ireland

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: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Louisburgh) and Keem Bay (in Achill Island). The adventure continues: stroll through Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven, and find something for the whole family at Westport House & Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Galway in August, expect nights in Westport to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Keem Bay
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

1
day
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) and then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

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