60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Ballyvaughan
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 5 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 8 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Wexford
— 3 nights
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Waterford
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Killarney

— 5 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kenmare (Horseback Riding Tours & Norman McCloskey Photography) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Muckross House, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm, and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Killarney day trip planning tool.

Cork to Killarney is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Skellig Ring Scenic Drive in Portmagee--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass, and head off the coast to Great Blasket Island.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dingle online attractions planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan

— 4 nights
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballyvaughan: Father Ted's House (in Burren National Park) and Corofin (The Farmyard & Burren National Park). Spend the 13th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and kick back and relax at Fanore Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballyvaughan trip planner.

Getting from Dingle to Ballyvaughan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Galway

— 5 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Quin (Castlefergus Equestrian & Quin Abbey), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and The Woollen Market (in Ennis). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, kick back and relax at White Strand Beach, examine the collection at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, and stroll through Lahinch Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Galway road trip site.

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 3 nights
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, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole, and make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Westport

— 5 nights
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: Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane), Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, and make a trip to Croagh Patrick.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Westport sightseeing planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Dublin

— 8 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Malahide Castle in Malahide, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip maker.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 5 nights

Marble City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Carlow (Royal Oak Distillery & Cathedral of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, and get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny travel route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wexford

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Gorey (The Gaslamp Gallery & Kia Ora Mini Farm). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Our Ladys Island Lake.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wexford trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Wexford can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Waterford

— 6 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waterford: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at John F. Kennedy Arboretum, tee off at Waterford Castle Golf Club, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and contemplate the long history of Kennedy Homestead.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Waterford day trip website.

Take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 5 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Cathedral, &more) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Multose Church, and take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kinsale online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cork

— 4 nights

Rebel City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Old Irish Ways (in Bruff) and Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum, deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), and play a few rounds at Cobh Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork visit planner.

Drive from Kinsale to Cork in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.