52 days in Ireland Itinerary

52 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Kilkenny
— 4 nights
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Wexford
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 4 nights
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Kinsale
— 4 nights
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Kenmare
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 5 nights
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Ennis
— 5 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Donegal Town
— 4 nights
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Buncrana
— 4 nights
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Dublin
— 6 nights

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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.
Visiting Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Woodstown Strand will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver and VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: New Ross Golf Club (in New Ross) and Bunclody (Newtownbarry House, Gardens and Gallery & Mount Leinster). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online trip builder.

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kilkenny is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Kilkenny at 58°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Bunclody, New Ross Golf Club, Woodstown Strand
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Nore Valley Walking Route ©
Nore Valley Walking Route

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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Curracloe Beach and Ballyheigue Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Ballinoulart Beach and Ballymoney Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Gorey (Courtown Woods, Zozimus Bookshop, &more) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, have some family-friendly fun at 3D Archery Ireland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baginbun Beach, and tee off at Wexford Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford holiday site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Wexford sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Gorey, Enniscorthy, Curracloe, Seal Rescue Ireland, 3D Archery Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland

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Waterford

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Visiting Mayfield Birds of Prey and Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom - Griston Bog will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kilmurrin Cove and Clonea Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Ardmore (Brigid Shelly Gallery & Ballyquin Beach) and Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Coumshingaun Lough, play a few rounds at Waterford Castle Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Waterford visit planner.

You can take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ardmore, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Glenbower Wood, Clonea Beach, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan)
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Glenbower Wood ©
Glenbower Wood
Clonea Beach ©
Clonea Beach

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Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Head to Kinsale Silver and Rohan Reilly Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Birds of Prey Educational Centre and Inchydoney Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more) and Midleton (Jameson Distillery Midleton & Ballynamona Beach). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale road trip planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. May in Kinsale sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Midleton, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Jameson Distillery Midleton ©
Jameson Distillery Midleton
Cobh Golf Club ©
Cobh Golf Club

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Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kenmare Soap Shop and Bantry Market. Relax by the water at Derrynane Beach and Ballyrisode Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Glengarriff (Garinish Island & Beara Way), Healy Pass (in Adrigole) and Barleycove Beach (in Schull). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, experience rural life at Blueberry Hill Farm, get outside with Ring of Beara, and hike along Old Kenmare Road.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Kenmare travel route planning website.

Getting from Kinsale to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Kenmare sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Caherdaniel, Blueberry Hill Farm, Ballyrisode Beach, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Inch Beach and Clogher Strand for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Conor Pass. Step out of Dingle to go to Castlegregory and see Glanteenassig Wood, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fermoyle Beach, head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, and view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Castlegregory, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary, Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Do your shopping at Burren Perfumery and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Explore Ennis' surroundings by going to Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Fanore Beach (in Fanore) and Doolin (Clare Coastal Walk Project & Beauty Of The Burren Walks). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Scattery Island, kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach, stroll through White Strand Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ennis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Ennis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Kilrush, Carran, County Clare, Liscannor, Doolin
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dugort Beach and Bertra beach. Get in touch with nature at The Lost Valley and Cross Beach Loop Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Achill Island (Keel Beach, Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, &more), Ross Beach (in Killala) and Louisburgh (Silver Strand & Old Head Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Eagles Flying, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand, and explore the galleries of The Quay Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Westport travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Westport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Westport are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Achill Island, Louisburgh, Belmullet, Mulranny, Killala
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre

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Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Do your shopping at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery and Ramelton Country Market. Step out of the city life by going to Glenveagh National Park and Silver Strand Beach. Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Kilcar (Muckross Head Peninsula & Studio Donegal), Fintra Beach (in Killybegs) and Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Portsalon Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossnowlagh Beach, Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves, and go for a walk through Marble Hill Strand.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town attractions planner.

You can drive from Westport to Donegal Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Westport in June, Donegal Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ardara, Kilcar, Dunfanaghy, Malin Beg, Rossnowlagh Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Ireland Art Gallery ©
The Art House Ireland Art Gallery
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Head to Wild Atlantic Gifts and Ballagh Studiofor plenty of shopping. Visit Pollan Beach and Straghill Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Buncrana: Back Strand Beach (in Falcarragh), Culdaff (Culdaff Beach & Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross) and Five Fingers Strand (in Malin). The adventure continues: cruise along Mamore Gap, trek along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, and stroll through Buncrana Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buncrana online route planner.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Buncrana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Malin Head, Culdaff, Pollan Beach, Carrick River Walk
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall

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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.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Brown Thomas. We've included these beaches for you: Sandycove Beach and Seapoint Beach. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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