11 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Train to Sligo
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
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Sligo — 3 nights

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Knocknarea and Glencar Waterfall. Get a sense of the local culture at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and Drumcliffe Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Boyle Abbey (in Boyle) and Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk). There's still lots to do: stroll through Tobernalt Holy Well, explore the activities along Glencar Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, and see majestic marine mammals with Sligo Boat Charters.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Sligo is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Sligo, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Deserted Village, kick back and relax at Keel Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Wild Nephin National Park - Ballycroy Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Ballintubber Abbey, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and finally explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Westport online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sligo in June since evenings lows in Westport dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Galway — 4 nights

City of the Tribes

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Abbey of Cong and The Irish Workhouse Centre. Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Monk's Fishing House will appeal to history buffs. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Portumna Castle (in Portumna), Aughnanure Castle (in Oughterard) and Cong (The Hungry Monk Art and Craft Gallery, Ashford Castle, &more). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway travel site.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Western Ireland travel guide

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.