51 days in Ireland Itinerary

51 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Carrick
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
5
Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  2 h 30 min
6
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Killarney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Cork
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
11
Dublin
— 8 nights
End: Dublin

4
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Moville Shore Path (in Moville), Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff) and Buncrana (Free Wee Library, Ned's Point Fort, &more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Art House Art Gallery, make a trip to Ray Church., cruise along Mamore Gap, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy vacation maker tool.

Dublin to Dunfanaghy is an approximately 4- hour car ride. Traveling from Dublin in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Dunfanaghy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buncrana, Moville Shore Path, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Harry Blaney Bridge, Glenveagh National Park
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Moville Shore Path ©
Moville Shore Path

4
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Carrick is known for outdoors and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Slieve League, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, stop by Studio Donegal, and trek along Glencolmcille - Tower loop.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carrick trip builder site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Carrick in 2 hours. In November in Carrick, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Kilcar, Malin Beg, Killybegs
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula
Fintra Beach ©
Fintra Beach

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, make a trip to Quay Street, and step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Galway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Carrick in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Corofin, Foxford, Ashford Castle, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Moyne Abbey (in Killala), Newport Railway Viaduct (in Newport) and Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Keem Bay, view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and kick back and relax at Dugort Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Achill Island trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Galway to Achill Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Achill Island are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, Westport, Jacks Old Cottage, Moyne Abbey, Newport Railway Viaduct
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Wormhole, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inishmore travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
Teampall Bhean'in ©
Teampall Bhean'in

2
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Liscannor holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor takes 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Kilkee Cliff Walk, The Celtic T Shirt Shop, Clare Coastal Walk Project
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, head off the coast to Skellig Michael, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

4
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: Kenmare (Ring of Beara, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, stop by Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Beara Way
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Kinsale (Ballinspittle, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more) and Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, Cobh Heritage Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cork online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, Barryscourt Castle, The Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

6
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 (Reginald's Tower, King of the Vikings, &more), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take an in-depth tour of Ballyhack Castle, and see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Wexford, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition ©

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dublin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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