15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Huntsville
Fly + bus:  17​h
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ballycastle
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Westport
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  3​h
Achill Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Huntsville

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 nightlife, historic sites, nature, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Galway tour site .

Huntsville, USA to Galway is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Galway is 6 hours. While traveling from Huntsville, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Galway, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballycastle.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Scenic Drive
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Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours ©
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade

1
day
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to Ceide Fields and then take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ballycastle trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Galway to Ballycastle in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Galway in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Ballycastle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Ballycastle

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ceide Fields
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

4
days
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sky Rd (in Clifden) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, and get in on the family fun at Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport route website .

You can drive from Ballycastle to Westport in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ballycastle in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Westport, with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Westport

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Michael Davitt Museum, Sky Rd, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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 (Fri): look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally delve into the distant past at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inishmore trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Inishmore sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Aran Sweater Market ©
Aran Sweater Market

2
days
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Sli Grainne Mhaol, then stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, then don't miss a visit to Deserted Village, and finally meet the residents at The Achill Experience.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Achill Island trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Achill Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Alt na Croi Pottery ©
Alt na Croi Pottery

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