8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Mayo tour planner
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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
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Westport
— 4 nights
Drive
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Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Belmullet
— 2 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Washington

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Westport — 4 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get some historical perspective at Belleek Castle Museum and Monk's Fishing House. Jackie Clarke Collection and Hennigan's Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Lost Valley (in Louisburgh) and The Cong Heritage Trail (in Cong). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Before you visit Westport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Washington in July: highs in Westport hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Keel Beach, then delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, then stroll through Dugort Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Woodland Faerie Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Achill Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Belmullet.
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Belmullet — 2 nights

Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. On the 20th (Wed), hike along Erris Head Loop Walk, then play a few rounds at Carne Golf Links, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blacksod Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belmullet itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In July in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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County Mayo travel guide

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Biking Trails · Nightlife · Scenic Drive
Along Ireland's west coast, County Mayo is characterized by small towns, dramatic seaside cliffs, and classic Irish hospitality. With no main city, the county instead offers a selection of charming towns and villages, giving visitors the chance to immerse themselves in Irish culture at a slower pace. The unspoiled nature, from rugged islands and prehistoric landscapes to jagged cliffs and blanket boglands, are a highlight here.
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