60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Carrick-on-Shannon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ardara
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sligo
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Galway
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Clifden
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Castletownbere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Ardmore
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
12
Dublin
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Columbus

3
nights
Carrick-on-Shannon

Carrick-on-Shannon ©
Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Town and Country Interiors Athleague and Liptons Clones. Roscommon County Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Carrick-on-Shannon side-trips: Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy), Drumanone Portal Tomb (in Boyle) and Sacred Heart Church (in Roscommon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Multyfarnham Friary, take an in-depth tour of Glenview Folk Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Carrig Brewing Company, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mel's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carrick-on-Shannon online trip planner .

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in January, with highs in Carrick-on-Shannon at 43°F and lows at 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Roscommon, Liptons Clones, Drumanone Portal Tomb, Town and Country Interiors Athleague, Carrig Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Town and Country Interiors Athleague ©
Elphin Windmill ©
Elphin Windmill

5
nights
Ardara

Ardara
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore hidden gems such as Silver Strand Beach and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Let the collections at Ballagh Studio and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardara: Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh), Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach, look for gifts at John Molloy Limited, tour the pleasant surroundings at Five Fingers Strand, and revel in the low prices at Kennedy of Ardara.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ardara trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Ardara are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Letterkenny, Muckross Head Peninsula, Five Fingers Strand, Carrickfin Strand, Rossnowlagh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Manorhamilton Castle and Creevykeel Court Tomb are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Carrowmore Beach and Dunmoran Strand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sligo: Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford), Ross Beach (in Killala) and Ballina (Fr. Peyton C.S.C. Memorial Centre & Rosserk Friary). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, get answers to all your questions at Coleman Music Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Streedagh Beach, and stop by The Cat and Moon.

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You can drive from Ardara to Sligo in 1.5 hours. In January in Sligo, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Killala, Ballina, Caves of Keash, Coleman Music Centre, Streedagh Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre

4
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.
Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at McKernan Woollen Mills and The Celtic T Shirt Shop. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Ennis (Sceal Eile Books, Chapel Lane Market, & more) and Standun (in Spiddal). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at OMG Zhivago, stroll through White Strand Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, and don't miss a visit to Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Galway visit site .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Galway sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Miltown Malbay, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb ©
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb

6
nights
Clifden

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Head to Cottage Handcrafts and Roundstone Ceramicsfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clifden: Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane), The Great Western Greenway (in Westport) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, look for gifts at Clifden Bookshop, buy something for everyone on your list at Hehirs Of Clifden, and stroll through Mannin Bay Blueway.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Clifden holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Clifden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Castletownbere.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Louisburgh, DK Connemara Oysters, Renvyle Beach, Cottage Handcrafts, Glassilaun Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
nights
Castletownbere

Castletownbere ©
Get in touch with nature at Ballinskelligs Beach and Ballyrisode Beach. Shop till you drop at The Great & Co and Brushwood Studios. Explore Castletownbere's surroundings by going to Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist), The WhiteHouse Gallery (in Kilcrohane) and Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville).

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Castletownbere online trip builder .

You can drive from Clifden to Castletownbere in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Castletownbere can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Castletownbere

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Uragh Stone Circle, Ballinskelligs Beach, The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar, Brushwood Studios
Highlights from your plan
Brushwood Studios ©
Brushwood Studios
Uragh Stone Circle ©
Uragh Stone Circle
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some cultural insight at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Original Kerry Craft Centre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Penny's Pottery and Dingle Artworks. Get out of town with these interesting Dingle side-trips: Cahersiveen (The Anchor & Leacanabuaile Fort) and Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha). Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventry Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, and browse the range of quality goods at Strand House Cafe.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dingle using our trip planner.

Getting from Castletownbere to Dingle by car takes about 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dingle are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cahersiveen, Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts, Wine Strand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Tig Aine ©
Tig Aine
Riasc ©
Riasc

5
nights
Killarney

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Escape the urban bustle at Torc Waterfall and Ladies Beach. Head to Skyline Gallery and Peter Cox Photography Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee), The Nuns Beach (in Ballybunion) and Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and look for gifts at Kerry Woollen Mills.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Killarney online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Ballybunion, Kilkee Beach, Belgians Chocolatier
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
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.
Let the collections at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Gallery Kinsale capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Fota Wildlife Park and Inchydoney Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom) and Kinsale (Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, Koko, & more). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, browse the different shops at Wilton Shopping Centre, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and look for gifts at Records and Relics.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork attractions website .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Cork are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Ardmore.

Things to do in Cork

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale, Fota Wildlife Park, Coolavokig Pottery, Inchydoney Beach
Highlights from your plan
The English Market ©
The English Market
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

3
nights
Ardmore

Ardmore ©
Ardmore is a seaside resort and fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. Step out of the city life by going to Woodstown Strand and Knockmealdown Mountains. Let the collections at Ardmore Pottery & Gallery and Jack O'Patsy Pottery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to The Vee (in Clogheen), Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry) and Ballysaggartmore Towers (in Lismore). And it doesn't end there: stop by Criostal na Rinne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Melleray Abbey, and take in the exciting artwork at Brigid Shelly Gallery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ardmore trip planner .

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In February in Ardmore, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ardmore

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Clogheen, Jack O'Patsy Pottery, Woodstown Strand, Ballysaggartmore Towers, Criostal na Rinne
Highlights from your plan
Knockmealdown Mountains ©
Knockmealdown Mountains
Mount Melleray Abbey ©
Mount Melleray Abbey
Ardmore Round Tower ©
Ardmore Round Tower

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 discover tucked-away gems like Rock of Cashel and Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. Get some cultural insight at Hook Lighthouse and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and New Ross Books (in New Ross). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cushendale Woollen Mills, get a taste of the local shopping with The Gaslamp Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Leinster.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ardmore to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gowran, Fethard On Sea, Gorey, Ahenny High Crosses, Mount Leinster
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grafton Street and Temple Bar. Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Gallery of Photography capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning website .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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