58 days in Ireland Itinerary

58 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Buncrana
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ballina
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Liscannor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Kinsale
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Kilkenny
— 9 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

6
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: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, walk around Phoenix Park, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin online journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Dublin is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days in Dublin, with highs around 10°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

5
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Buncrana side-trips: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Harry Blaney Bridge (in Carrigart) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Art House Art Gallery, stroll through Porthaw Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula, and don't miss a visit to Father Hegarty Rock.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Buncrana journey planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Buncrana in 3.5 hours. December in Buncrana sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Muckross Head Peninsula, Pollan Beach, Mount Errigal, Fahan Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

5
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballina: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, The Great Western Greenway, &more) and Slieve League (in Carrick). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, learn about all things military at Admiral Brown Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary, and appreciate the history behind St Patrick's Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina road trip planning site.

Drive from Buncrana to Ballina in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buncrana in December since evenings lows in Ballina dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Achill Island, Foxford, St Patrick's Church, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Keem Bay
Keem Bay

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Ennis (Daniel O'Connell Monument & Muhammad Ali Monument), Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, explore the fascinating underground world of Pigeon Hole Cave, and browse the collection at Sean Lemass Public Library.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Corofin, Cong, Sean Lemass Public Library, Ballinrobe Races
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ballinrobe Races ©
Ballinrobe Races
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then look for gifts at The Woollen Market. On the next day, kick back and relax at White Strand Beach, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then make a trip to Cliffs of Moher.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Galway to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, The Burren, White Strand Beach
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
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: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, get great views at Brandon Point, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dingle tour planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
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 Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Kenmare (Norman McCloskey Photography, Templenoe Burial, &more) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and hike along Beara Way.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Killarney online journey planner.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Titanic Experience Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Haulbowline Island, &more). There's lots more to do: stop by Kinsale Crystal, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale visit planning app.

You can drive from Killarney to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Walking tours

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: Boolavogue Fr. Murphy Centre (in Ferns), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Waterford (Pirates Adventure & St. Saviour's Priory). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, kick back and relax at Ballinoulart Beach, explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip planner.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Waterford, Ballymoney Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct (in Kilmacthomas), Lost at Sea Memorial (in Dunmore East) and Waterford (Waterford Greenway, St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Mount Leinster, Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct, Kells Priory, Lost at Sea Memorial
Find places to stay Jan 25 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
King of the Vikings ©
King of the Vikings

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