15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Sacramento
Fly:  20​h
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Galway
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Sacramento

2
days
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 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, stop by Mary O'Flaherty, then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, and finally steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and then hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inishmore tour planner.

Sacramento, USA to Inishmore is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Inishmore: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Westport.

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The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist) ©
The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist)
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

4
days
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Clifden (Bike Electric - All Things Connemara & Sky Rd). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and look for gifts at Parade.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Westport online itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Westport are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Clifden, Ballintubber Abbey, Parade, Great Famine National Monument, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Ballintubber Abbey ©
Ballintubber Abbey
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

3
days
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, nightlife, and religious sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Foxford Woollen Mills Visitor Centre, tee off at Ballina Golf Club, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, and make a trip to Mayo North Family Heritage Centre.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ballina trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Ballina in an hour. February in Ballina sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Foxford, Killala Tower
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Ballina Golf Club ©
Ballina Golf Club
Mount Falcon Estate ©
Mount Falcon Estate
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Ashford Castle & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Galway sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Ashford Castle
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Connemara National Park ©
Connemara National Park
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours ©
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

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