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The Cliffs of Moher
Map of Western Ireland on Foot: The Burren, Aran Islands & Connemara - 8 Days
Western Ireland on Foot: The Burren, Aran Islands & Connemara - 8 Days

Immerse yourself in the glorious scenery of western Ireland on this eight-day walking itinerary. Start in the coastal village of Doolin to hike through the lunar landscape of The Burren, along the Cliffs of Moher, and out to the Irish-speaking island of Inis Mór. Skirt inland mountain ranges and the lakes of Connemara to end your adventure in Galway, where cozy pubs and live music await. Luggage transfers and daily breakfasts mean all you have to do is set off with your day pack and enjoy the scenery.

Spend a night at this stunning five-star hotel in County Clare
Map of Ireland's Luxury Road Trip - 13 Days
Ireland's Luxury Road Trip - 13 Days

This nearly two-week adventure in Ireland is perfect for couples seeking more luxury during a road trip. Your scenic route meanders through several western counties—Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, and Leitrim—where you'll partake in activities that range from hiking at a national park to horseback riding on a beach. Of course, there'll also be opportunities to relax at a spa. Start and end the trip with free time to explore Dublin, perhaps with a tour of Trinity College to see the Book of Kells.

Cliffs of Moher in Western Ireland
Map of Explore the West of Ireland by Bike - 10 Days
Explore the West of Ireland by Bike - 10 Days

Explore the West of Ireland on bike with this scenic tour of coastal counties Clare, Galway, and Mayo. Cycle along the Shannon Estuary and up the coast to the Cliffs of Moher, where you'll stop for traditional music in Doolin and explore the famous Burren region. Transfer to the Aran Islands by ferry and cycle through this remote and traditional landscape, returning to the mainland via the bustling foodie city of Galway. End the trip in Northern Mayo by cycling through Neolithic fields, visiting a 19th-century castle, and tasting whiskey at Connacht Whiskey Company.

Wildflowers and Limestone Rock in Ireland
Map of Hike, Bike & Surf Western Ireland - 7 Days
Hike, Bike & Surf Western Ireland - 7 Days

Explore Ireland's western coast by combining outdoor activities with luxury accommodation in 5-star castle hotels in County Clare and County Mayo. Your excursion begins with a guided walk through the limestone landscape of the Burren, followed by a cycle across Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands, and a surfing lesson. You'll transfer north to hike the hills of Connemara National Park and bike along the country's famous Great Western Greenway.

Other popular travel destinations in Ireland
Dublin · County Kerry · Killarney · Galway · Dingle Peninsula · Doolin · Dingle Town · Northern Ireland · Cork · Belfast · Killarney National Park · Kenmare · Kinsale · County Cork · Westport · Donegal · Birr · Tralee · Ballycastle · Letterkenny · Laragh · Clifden · Sligo · Limerick · Kilkenny · Waterford · Donegal town · Portmagee