15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Ireland trip planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Sligo
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Sligo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballycastle
— 1 night
Drive
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Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Westport
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry to Rossaveel Pier, Bus to Galway
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Galway
— 4 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Bengaluru

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Sligo — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast and then look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sligo travel route builder site.

Bengaluru, India to Sligo is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Sligo is minus 5.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in May; daily highs in Sligo reach 16°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): make a trip to Ceide Fields and then take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ballycastle trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Ballycastle takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ballycastle can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Achill Island.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 8 — 9:

Achill Island — 1 night

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 10th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Keem Bay, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Achill Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ballycastle to Achill Island takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Achill Island when traveling from Ballycastle in May, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Westport.
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Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Westport — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane), Kylemore (Gothic Chapel & Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden) and The Lost Valley (in Louisburgh). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Westport House, and explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Westport road trip tool.

Getting from Achill Island to Westport by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inishmore.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and then delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, let the kids burn off some steam at Inishmore Playground, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stop by Aran Sweater Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Westport to Inishmore in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Galway.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Galway — 4 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Ireland's School of Falconry in Cong (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Galway takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Western Ireland travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Gardens
Western Ireland overflows with quaint coastal towns, historical castles, and picturesque rocky landscapes. With big cities like Galway, Cork, and Limerick, the region has the right amount of urban flavor to balance Ireland's rugged west coast. Carpeted green fields end abruptly at the Cliffs of Moher, which draw visitors as a top tourist attraction in the region. The area's Aran Islands, a collection of three small islands, showcase the original language through many native Irish speakers.
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