58 days in Ireland Itinerary

58 days in Ireland Itinerary

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58 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  34​h
1
Kinsale
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cashel
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bunratty
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kenmare
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Lispole
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Doolin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Donegal Town
— 33 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Dublin
— 1 night
Fly:  35​h
End: Sydney


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3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cork City Gaol. Museum-lovers will get to explore Titanic Experience Cobh and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill), Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story (in Cobh) and Cork (University College Cork (UCC) & The English Market). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort and stop by Stone Mad Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kinsale route website .

Sydney, Australia to Kinsale is an approximately 33-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: highs in Kinsale hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cashel.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Cork, Cobh, Fota Wildlife Park
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Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

3
nights
Cashel

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Popular historic sites such as Jerpoint Abbey and Rock of Cashel are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cashel: Reginald's Tower (in Waterford), Birr Castle Gardens (in Birr) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, and explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cashel planning tool .

You can drive from Kinsale to Cashel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Waterford, Kilkenny, St. Patrick's Well, Cahir Castle, Birr Castle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
nights
Bunratty

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Hunt Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle. Spend the 18th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bunratty trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cashel to Bunratty in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bunratty are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Limerick, The Burren, Dromoland Castle, Foynes Flying Boat Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Thu), stop by Skyline Gallery, then contemplate the long history of Stone Circle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, and finally step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kenmare day trip site .

Traveling by car from Bunratty to Kenmare takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lispole.

Things to do in Kenmare

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Garinish Island ©
Garinish Island
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

1
night
Lispole

Lispole ©
Lios Póil is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 21st (Fri), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lispole tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Lispole takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Lispole are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Doolin.

Things to do in Lispole

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

4
nights
Doolin

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeology Centre and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Popular historic sites such as Poulnabrone Dolmen and Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Doolin: Caherconnell Stone Fort (in Caherconnell), Ballyvaughan (Aillwee Cave & Burren Birds of Prey Centre) and Michael Cusack Centre (in Carran). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, look for gifts at The Burren Smokehouse,, and take an in-depth tour of Burren Exposure.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Lispole to Doolin takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Lisdoonvarna, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Michael Cusack Centre
Highlights from your plan
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Caherconnell Stone Fort ©
Caherconnell Stone Fort

4
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.
Let the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway City Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Kirwan's Lane are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford), Westport (The Great Western Greenway & The Quay Gallery) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, make a trip to Quay Street, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galway tour planner.

You can drive from Doolin to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Foxford, Westport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

33
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Popular historic sites such as Belleek Castle Museum and Doagh Famine village are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Jackie Clarke Collection and Fort Dunree Military Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donegal Town: Ballina (Rosserk Friary & Ballina Golf Club), Buncrana (Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, St Mary's Church, Buncrana, & more) and Letterkenny (Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, Saint Eunan's Cathedral, & more). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Slieve League, take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey).

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Donegal Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Galway in April since evenings lows in Donegal Town dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buncrana, County Donegal, Ardara, Letterkenny, Ballina
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner .

Getting from Donegal Town to Dublin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Donegal Town in June, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Dublin. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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