29 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Sligo
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Sligo
— 5 nights
Drive
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Westport
— 5 nights
Drive
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Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Clifden
— 3 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
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Inisheer
— 1 night
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Galway
— 7 nights
Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Durban

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Sligo — 5 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Railway Museum & Railway Memorabilia (in Castlerea) and Gaelic Chieftain Sculpture (in Boyle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, take a peaceful walk through Hazelwood, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Sligo Boat Charters.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo online holiday builder.

Durban, South Africa to Sligo is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Durban to Sligo, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durban, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.
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Westport — 5 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: Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun), Ballina (Saint Mary's Well, Belleek Castle Museum, &more) and Cong (Abbaye de Cong, Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, make a trip to The Coffin Ship, and look for gifts at The Woollen Market.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Westport trip 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. In October, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Achill Island.
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Achill Island — 4 nights

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.
Explore Achill Island's surroundings by going to Belmullet (Dun na mBo & Wavesweeper Sea Adventures). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, delve into the distant past at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, kick back and relax at Keel Beach, and sample the fine beverages at IrishAmerican Whiskeys.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Achill Island trip planner.

Getting from Westport to Achill Island by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clifden.
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Clifden — 3 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Clifden is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, indulge in some personalized pampering at Connemara Seaweed Baths, and try your luck at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clifden tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Clifden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can 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: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, let little ones run wild at Inishmore Playground, get outside with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, and look for gifts at Lia Arann.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Clifden to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. In November in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inisheer.
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Inisheer — 1 night

On the 9th (Wed), delve into the distant past at St. Caomhan’s Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at Aran Seaweed Baths and Spa, and then make a trip to Plassey Wreck.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inisheer road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inishmore to Inisheer. In November, daytime highs in Inisheer are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Galway.
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Galway — 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Spiddal Pier (in Spiddal) and Cong (The Guinness Tower/Leonard's Tower, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Galway trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inisheer to Galway. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Western Ireland travel guide

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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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