Begin your tour from Galway city toward Connemara on R336 West, driving through towns of Spiddal, Inverin, Costello Cana and Clifden. From there, head north on N59 to Leenaun in Co. Mayo at the head of the Killary harbour and the Fjord. Enjoy the mountains, Doolough Lake, and the Delphi Valley as you head further north to the town of Louisburgh. On the road east to Westport, make sure you stop at Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain and place of Christian pilgrimage.
From Westport you can take a trip out to Achill Island by driving through Newport then Keel and then up to Dooagh. After you’ve explored the island, head back towards Mulranny and drive north to Bangor Erris to visit Ballycroy National Park. Visit the picturesque Erris peninsula in the Mayo Gaeltacht.
Take the coastal road R314 towards Ballycastle and admire in the wild coastal views to Sligo and Donegal. Visit the Céide Fields in Co. Mayo, a five-thousand-year-old farm settlement. On the return trip, drive through the towns of Castlebar, Claremorris, and Tuam, and enjoy the views over Lough Conn.