7 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Saint Louis
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Galway
— 3 nights
Taxi:  1 h 45 min
2
Inishmore
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Saint Louis

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Galway Arts Centre and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Galway Cathedral and Salthill Promenade. Go for a jaunt from Galway to Ballinrobe to see Ballinrobe Races about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Salthill Beaches, play a few rounds at Galway Golf Club, walk around Eyre Square, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Galway travel itinerary planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Galway is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 37°F in Galway. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Ballinrobe Races
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Ballinrobe Races ©
Ballinrobe Races
Galway Cathedral ©
Galway Cathedral
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church

1
night
Inishmore

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 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then trek along The Wormhole, then stop by Mary O'Flaherty, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore road trip website.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in December, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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