13 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Westport
— 3 nights
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
— 3 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Washington


Westport — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Cottage Handcrafts (in Moyard), The Lost Valley (in Louisburgh) and Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, contemplate the long history of Westport House, and stroll through The Great Western Greenway.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Westport visit planner.

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. Traveling from Washington in June, you will find days in Westport are cooler (61°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) 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 8th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, and then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Achill Island journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Westport to Achill Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 3 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, and go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inishmore route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Inishmore are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Inisheer.
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Inisheer — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of O'Brien's Castle, don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck, and then explore the ancient world of St. Caomhan’s Church.

Klarna Trips's itinerary builder makes planning a Inisheer trip simple and quick.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Inisheer. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Galway.
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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.
Step out of Galway with an excursion to Ireland's School of Falconry in Cong--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, stroll around Eyre Square, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inisheer to Galway. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (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.