60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Kelowna
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Sligo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Liscannor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Limerick
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kilkenny
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
10
Dublin
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Kelowna

4
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Explore hidden gems such as Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Slieve League. Visit Glenveagh Castle and Sean MacDiarmada's House for their historical value. Explore Sligo's surroundings by going to Ray Church. (in Falcarragh), The Irish Potato Famine Exhibition (in Ballina) and St Connell's Museum (in Glenties). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Patrick's Purgatory, Lough Derg, examine the collection at Ballyshannon and District Museum, and contemplate the long history of Doe Castle.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sligo tour planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Sligo is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Kelowna to Sligo due to the time zone difference. March in Sligo sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sean MacDiarmada's House, Ray Church., Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, Slieve League, St Connell's Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Let the collections at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and The North Mayo Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Cong Heritage Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Admiral Brown Centre (in Foxford), Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford) and Sky Rd (in Clifden). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Westport trip maker.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in March, Westport is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glengowla Mines and Salthill Promenade. The Irish Workhouse Centre and National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock will appeal to history buffs. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Clonmacnoise (in County Offaly), Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong) and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre (in Athlone). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Aughnanure Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, let little ones run wild at Birr Castle Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Galway online route builder .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Galway, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oughterard, County Offaly, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Tyrone House, Royal Abbey of Cong
Highlights from your plan
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

5
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Black Head and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations (in Caherconnell), Poulawack Cairn (in Ballyvaughan) and Carran (Carran Medieval Church & Michael Cusack Centre). There's much more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Brigid's Well, Head underground at Doolin Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilrush, Caherconnell, Murroogh, Ballyvaughan
Highlights from your plan
Black Head ©
Black Head
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

5
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Get some historical perspective at King John's Castle and Killone Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Limerick side-trips: The Woollen Market (in Ennis), St. Flannan's Cathedral (in Killaloe) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, get engrossed in the history at Thomas Fitzgerald Center, steep yourself in history at Dysert O Dea Church, and examine the collection at Old Irish Ways.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Limerick trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

County Clare, Bruff, Ennis, Dromoland Castle, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Appreciate the collections at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Penny's Pottery. Get some historical perspective at Great Blasket Island and Dun Chaoin Pier. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, kick back and relax at Inch Beach, see the interesting displays at Blasket Besucherzentrum, and shop like a local with Greenlane Gallery.

For where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Dingle online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dunquin, Ventry, County Kerry, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©
The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

6
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Let the collections at Kerry County Museum and Blackwater Woodturners capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Muckross House. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Kerry County Museum, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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.
Ballycotton Cliff Walk and Cork City Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Cobh Cathedral and St. Anne's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen) and Kinsale (Irish Veterans Museum, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, hunt for treasures at The English Market, admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cork journey tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Cork sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Jameson Distillery Midleton, Drombeg Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk

7
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.
Hook Lighthouse and Bishop's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Medieval Mile Museum and Ballyhack Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Cashel (Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey, &more) and Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, King of the Vikings VR, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, County Wexford, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

8
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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glendalough Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh) and Trim Castle (in Trim). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at 14 Henrietta Street, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, visit Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dublin tour planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in May, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hill of Tara (Temair), Glendalough Cathedral, Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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