60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Dublin
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Buncrana
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ardara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Sligo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Waterville
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Killarney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13 h
End: Washington DC

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beer Tastings & Tours and National Botanic Gardens. Spend the 28th (Sun) on the rails with a train tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

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

5
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Doagh Famine village and Jaws Watersports. Get out of town with these interesting Buncrana side-trips: Dunfanaghy (Horn Head, Dunfanaghy Bay, &more), Carrick River Walk (in Carrick) and Ray Church. (in Falcarragh). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get great views at Fahan Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Porthaw Beach, and get lost in a book at Free Wee Library.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buncrana tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Buncrana, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Malin Head, Doagh Famine village, Carrick River Walk, Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Highlights from your plan
Jaws Watersports ©
Jaws Watersports
Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Horn Head ©
Horn Head

5
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Slieve League and Glencolmcille - Tower loop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardara: Kincasslagh (Cruit Island & Cruit Island Golf Club), Kilcar (Kilcar Fleadh & Muckross Head Peninsula) and Cyndi Graham Handweaving (in Dunkineely). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, have some family-friendly fun at An Club Beag, and don't miss a visit to St. Mura's Cross, Fahan.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ardara trip planner.

Drive from Buncrana to Ardara in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kincasslagh, Kilcar, An Club Beag, Slieve League, Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Cruit Island ©
Cruit Island
Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery ©
Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery

6
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arigna Mining Experience and Killaspugbrone Loop. Venture out of the city with trips to Letterkenny (Glenveagh Castle & Mount Errigal). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea, look for all kinds of wild species at Mountshannon Eagles, get outside with Sup Dude, and play a few rounds at County Sligo Golf Club.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip builder site.

Getting from Ardara to Sligo by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Sligo are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Letterkenny, Mountshannon Eagles, Ballaghbeama Gap, Arigna Mining Experience, Rosses Point Loop Walk
Highlights from your plan
County Sligo Golf Club ©
County Sligo Golf Club
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and Sky Rd. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Ballina (Tir Saile & Belleek Castle Museum), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Lavelle Art Gallery (in Clifden). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Great Western Greenway, grab your bike and head to Castlebar to Turlough Greenway, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Errew Abbey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Westport online trip planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in May, Westport is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Newport, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ballina, Clifden
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wild Atlantic Way and King John's Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Liscannor (Hag's Head & Cliffs of Moher), Doolin Cave (in Doolin) and Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Galway Bay, make a trip to Quay Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip planning site.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Liscannor, King John's Castle, Castlefergus Equestrian, Carran Medieval Church
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Bay ©
Galway Bay
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

6
nights
Dingle

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Slea Head Drive. On the 31st (Fri), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, putt your heart out at Dingle Pitch & Putt, and explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle day trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Waterville.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dun Chaoin Pier, Inch Beach, Dingle Pitch & Putt
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

5
nights
Waterville

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skellig Michael and Ring of Kerry. Change things up with these side-trips from Waterville: The Sheeps Head Way (in Kilcrohane), Staigue Fort (in Castlecove) and The Great & Co (in Castletownbere). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, hike along Cnoc na dTobar, steep yourself in history at The Atlantic Telegraph Waterville, and examine the collection at The Story of Waterville Cable Station Exhibition.

Make your Waterville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Dingle to Waterville in 2 hours. In May in Waterville, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Waterville

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Caherdaniel, County Kerry, Allihies Copper Mine Trail, The Sheeps Head Way
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

6
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Bantry House & Garden. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Kenmare (Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm & Gleninchaquin Park) and Glengarriff (Garinish Island & Glengarriff Nature Reserve). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Torc Mountain Walk, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, and sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Glengarriff, Bantry House & Garden
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spike Island and Cobh Heritage Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Cobh Cathedral (in Cobh), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, identify plant and animal life at Animal Magic, delve into the lush surroundings at Ballyhooly Castle and Castleblagh Woods, and get outside with Play Gaelic Games.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cork trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cobh, Animal Magic, Ballyhooly Castle and Castleblagh Woods, Fota Wildlife Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Smithwick's Experience and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Bike Park Ireland (in Roscrea), Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford) and Templemore Park Fairy Trail (in Templemore). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the exciting artwork at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, snap pictures at Bennetsbridge, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Bike Park Ireland, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Templemore Park Fairy Trail, Bennetsbridge, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

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