8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

8 days in County Mayo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Mayo trip 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Belleek Castle Museum and Monk's Fishing House. Get some historical perspective at Ballintubber Abbey and The Cong Heritage Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: The Lost Valley (in Louisburgh), Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford) and Jackie Clarke Collection (in Ballina). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship, trot along with a tour on horseback, and ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Westport trip maker site.

Washington, USA to Westport is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from Washington, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Westport, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow 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 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, explore the ancient world of Deserted Village, then kick back and relax at Dugort Beach, and finally stroll through Woodland Faerie Trail.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Achill Island attractions planner.

Getting from Westport to Achill Island by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Achill Island are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive 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 23rd (Sat), hike along Erris Head Loop Walk, tee off at Carne Golf Links, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Blacksod Bay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belmullet route builder app.

Drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In July in Belmullet, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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