60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kenmare
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ballina
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Ardara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Buncrana
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Knoxville

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (People's Park, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, steep yourself in history at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kilkenny journey planner.

Knoxville, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Knoxville to Kilkenny. When traveling from Knoxville in February, plan for little chillier days in Kilkenny, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Waterford
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: Courtown (Seal Rescue Ireland & Glenavon Japanese Garden) and Gorey (Courtown Woods & The Gaslamp Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford trip planning tool.

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Gorey, Courtown, County Wexford, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, Lusitania Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kinsale Crystal, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, browse the exhibits of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and view the masterpieces at The Boathouse Gallery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kinsale trip planner.

Getting from Wexford to Kinsale by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance ©
Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

4
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.
Step out of Kenmare with an excursion to Gougane Barra National Forest Park in Gougane Barra--about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Verart Sculpture Garden, stroll around Reenagross Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare online vacation planner.

Drive from Kinsale to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Kenmare Golf Club ©
Kenmare Golf Club
Horseback Riding Tours
Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Ring of Kerry Golf Club

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cruise along Slea Head Drive, take a peaceful walk through Glenteenassig Forest Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dingle Way, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory, County Kerry, Dun Chaoin Pier, Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

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 Galway's surroundings by going to Doolin (The Doolin Chocolate Shop, Doolin Pitch & Putt, &more), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Ballyvaughan (Caher Bridge Garden, Bishop's Quarter, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, hike along Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails, and explore the galleries of Galway City Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder tool.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Doolin, Castlebar, Ballyvaughan, Wild Kitchen, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clare Island ©
Clare Island

5
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Letterkeen Loop Walk (in Newport), Donegal Golf Club (in Donegal Town) and Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk & Ceathru Thaidhg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Rosserk Friary, make a trip to Saint Mary's Well, walk around Tom Ruane Park, and appreciate the history behind Gore Knox Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Ballina in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Ballina

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Foxford, Belmullet, Donegal Golf Club, Moyne Abbey, Letterkeen Loop Walk
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Tir Saile ©
Tir Saile

5
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Ardara side-trips: Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Glencolmcille (Clocha na hEireann & Glencolmcille - Tower loop). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand, have some family-friendly fun at Sandfield Pitch & Putt, examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, and head off the coast to Cruit Island.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Ardara travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Ardara takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ballina in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ardara, with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kincasslagh, Kilcar, Killybegs, Cyndi Graham Handweaving, Clocha na hEireann
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Cruit Island Golf Club ©
Cruit Island Golf Club
Cyndi Graham Handweaving ©
Cyndi Graham Handweaving

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore Dunfanaghy's surroundings by going to Old Church Dunlewey (in Gweedore), Portsalon Beach (in Portsalon) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Jaws Watersports, go for a walk through Marble Hill Strand, and explore the activities along Dunfanaghy Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dunfanaghy travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Dunfanaghy takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Falcarragh, County Donegal, Carrickfin Strand, Horseback Riding Tours, Portsalon Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Horn Head ©
Horn Head
Marble Hill Strand ©
Marble Hill Strand

6
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buncrana: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Carrigans (Dunmore Gardens & Monreagh Heritage Centre) and Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff). The adventure continues: try for a hole-in-one at Donegal Airsoft, kick back and relax at Dunree Bay, take some stellar pictures from Fahan Lookout, and stroll through Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Buncrana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carrigans, Culdaff, Clonmany, Pollan Beach, Fahan Lookout
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Dunmore Gardens ©
Dunmore Gardens
Donegal Airsoft ©
Donegal Airsoft

7
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and stroll around Phoenix Park.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Dublin takes 4 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in April, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to 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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