60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wexford
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Killarney
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ballyvaughan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Louisburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Achill Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Reginald's Tower. Shop till you drop at Jerpoint Glass Studio and Kittys cabin. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Bishop's Palace & Kilmurrin Cove) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, get outside with Mount Juliet Estate, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and steep yourself in history at Rothe House and Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny online road trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

7
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Colclough Walled Garden (in Saltmills). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, stroll through Curracloe Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wexford road trip planner .

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. June in Wexford sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Kinsale.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns 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.
Blarney Castle & Gardens and Spike Island will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Charles Fort and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Cobh (Titanic Experience Cobh & Tregan Craft Centre). The adventure continues: stop by Kinsale Silver, contemplate the long history of James Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, and take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Wexford to Kinsale by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

7
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Killarney National Park and Barleycove Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Garnish Island (in Glengarriff), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Kenmare (Stone Circle, Skyline Gallery, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Banna Strand, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Banna Strand, Barleycove Beach, Garinish Island
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©

10
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Great Blasket Island and The Great Blasket Centre and Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Carol Cronin Gallery and Tig Aine will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Dingle with an excursion to Glanteenassig Wood in Castlegregory--about 34 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 29th (Fri), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coumeenoole Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with John Weldon Jewellers.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dingle online journey maker .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Tig Aine, The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

6
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
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.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Fanore Beach. Explore Ballyvaughan's surroundings by going to Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (in Kilrush) and Bridges of Ross (in Kilkee). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, look for gifts at Burren Perfumery, kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballyvaughan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ballyvaughan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ballyvaughan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lisdoonvarna, Cliffs of Moher, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Lahinch Beach, Seoidin
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

5
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Appreciate the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Belleek Castle Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Cross Beach Loop Walk and The Great Western Greenway. Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Monk's Fishing House & The Cong Heritage Trail), Rosserk Friary (in Ballina) and Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken). There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at The Lost Valley, look for gifts at Parade, head outdoors with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisburgh trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Ballyvaughan to Louisburgh in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, Ballina, Cong, Michael Davitt Museum, Parade
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ronan Halpin Gallery and Achill Heritage Centre. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Keel Beach and Lavelle's Golden Strand Caravan & Camping Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Keem Bay, make a trip to Deserted Village, stop by Alt na Croi Pottery, and stroll through Woodland Faerie Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Achill Island trip planner .

Drive from Louisburgh to Achill Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Achill Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

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