60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly + bus:  31​h
1
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Galway
— 5 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
7
Inishmore
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h
8
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Dublin
— 10 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Wellington

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 (William Vincent Wallace Plaza, BEBHINN, & more), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and tee off at Pococke Golf Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny holiday maker tool .

Wellington, New Zealand to Kilkenny is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Wellington to Kilkenny due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wellington in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Kilkenny: highs are around 21°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterford, County Kilkenny, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: New Ross (Ring of Hook & Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Saltee Islands (in Kilmore Quay). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Colclough Walled Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Wexford trip planning tool .

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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Wexford

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, New Ross, County Wexford, Dollar Bay, Saltee Islands
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Ring of Beara (in Kenmare), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and kick back and relax at Barleycove Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Killarney itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wexford to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Titanic Experience Cobh, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, wildlife, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Slea Head Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and head off the coast to Skellig Michael.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dingle vacation maker .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Ballyvaughan (Poulawack Cairn, Aillwee Cave, & more), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Liscannor are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Doolin, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To plan Galway vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Burren National Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Corcomroe Abbey, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
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.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, trails, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, stop by Lia Arann, trek along The Wormhole, and get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inishmore travel route planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

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: Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk & Ceathru Thaidhg). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Keem Bay, take an in-depth tour of Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, and stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Achill Island trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Achill Island sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Belmullet, Mulranny Strand
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Jackie Clarke Collection). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church, head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Westport takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Westport are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ballina, County Mayo, Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Downpatrick Head
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Dunfanaghy: Mamore Gap (in Clonmany), Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! (in Buncrana) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, make a trip to Hornhead Loop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

You can plan Dunfanaghy trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Westport to Dunfanaghy by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Westport in August, Dunfanaghy is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Letterkenny, County Donegal, Malin Beg, Mamore Gap, Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
The Art House ©
The Art House

10
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.
Step out of Dublin to go to Dalkey and see Bulloch Harbour, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner .

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Dublin in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Dunfanaghy in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bulloch Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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