51 days in Ireland Itinerary

51 days in Ireland Itinerary

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51 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Carrick
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h
5
Inishmore
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  2​h 30​min
6
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
11
Dublin
— 8 nights
End: Dublin

4
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff), Moville Shore Path (in Moville) and Buncrana (Free Wee Library, Ned's Point Fort, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ray Church., explore the galleries of The Art House, and snap pictures at Harry Blaney Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy trip planner .

Dublin to Dunfanaghy is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in November since evenings lows in Dunfanaghy dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buncrana, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Moville Shore Path, Harry Blaney Bridge, Mamore Gap
Highlights from your plan
The Art House ©
The Art House
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Moville Shore Path ©
Moville Shore Path

4
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Carrick is known for outdoors and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Slieve League, enjoy the sand and surf at Fintra Beach, contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, and examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carrick trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Carrick takes 2 hours. November in Carrick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Kilcar, Malin Beg, Killybegs
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Fintra Beach ©
Fintra Beach

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre). There's much more to do: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and browse the exhibits of Galway City Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Carrick to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Carrick in November, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Corofin, Ennis, Foxford, Ballintubber Abbey, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Newport Railway Viaduct (in Newport), Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle, & more) and Moyne Abbey (in Killala). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, stroll through The Great Western Greenway, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Galway to Achill Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Achill Island are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballina, Westport, Moyne Abbey, Newport Railway Viaduct, Jacks Old Cottage
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

2
nights
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 30th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, stop by Lia Arann, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Wormhole, then steep yourself in history at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. November in Inishmore sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

2
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, look for gifts at The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and then make a trip to Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online trip builder .

Getting from Inishmore to Liscannor by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Clare Coastal Walk Project, The Celtic T Shirt Shop
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle travel planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

4
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kenmare (Ring of Beara & Faungorth Activity Centre), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Killarney travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
nights
Cork

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Kinsale (Ballinspittle, Kinsale Regional Museum, & more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip planner .

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Barryscourt Castle, The Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

6
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Reginald's Tower, King of the Vikings VR, & more), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, enjoy some diversion at South East Ireland, see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

Find out how to plan Kilkenny trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Wexford, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

8
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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