10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Sacramento
Fly:  23​h
Galway
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
Inishmore
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
Clifden
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Ballina
— Few hours
Fly:  25​h
Sacramento

2
days
Galway

Galway
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Portumna Castle, admire the landmark architecture of The Irish Workhouse Centre, then contemplate the long history of Coole Park, and finally delve into the distant past at Tyrone House.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galway online journey maker

Sacramento, USA to Galway is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Sacramento in September, you will find days in Galway are colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Spiddal, Moycullen, Portumna, Tyrone House, Coole Park
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The Irish Workhouse Centre
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Coole Park ©
Coole Park
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

2
days
Inishmore

Inishmore
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 14th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and then stroll through The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist). Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, look for gifts at Mary O'Flaherty, and then explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planning website

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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2
days
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm, then stop by Cottage Handcrafts, and finally step into the grandiose world of Clifden Castle. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking, kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, and then stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Clifden online holiday planner

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Clifden takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Clifden

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Renvyle Beach, Cottage Handcrafts, Dog's Bay Beach, Killary Sheep Farm
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Killary Sheep Farm ©
Killary Sheep Farm
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
Clifden Castle ©
Clifden Castle

1
day
Ballina

Ballina ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, then see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, and finally explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ballina online trip itinerary builder

Traveling by car from Clifden to Ballina takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ballina sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hennigan's Heritage Centre, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Belleek Castle Museum
Belleek Castle Museum
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Jackie Clarke Collection

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