8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Galway
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Achill Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ballina
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, let little ones run wild at South Park, stroll around Eyre Square, and hike along The Wormhole.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Galway online tour itinerary builder .

Bengaluru, India to Galway is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Galway due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, you will find days in Galway are cooler (20°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, The Wormhole
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

1
night
Achill Island

Achill Island ©
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 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Ronan Halpin Gallery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, then explore the ancient world of Deserted Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Achill Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Achill Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Achill Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Ronan Halpin Gallery ©
Ronan Halpin Gallery

2
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, steep yourself in history at Jacks Old Cottage, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, and finally ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. On the next day, explore the galleries of Belleek Castle Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, and then contemplate the long history of Ceide Fields.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballina trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Achill Island to Ballina by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Ballina sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Westport, Downpatrick Head, Ceide Fields, Michael Davitt Museum, Jacks Old Cottage
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields