58 days in Ireland Itinerary

58 days in Ireland Itinerary

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58 days in Ireland Itinerary

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
bus + 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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin day trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Dublin to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are much colder, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

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

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), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Harry Blaney Bridge (in Carrigart). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, take some stellar pictures from Fahan Lookout, get lost in a book at Free Wee Library, and make a trip to Father Hegarty Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buncrana trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Buncrana by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Buncrana are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Fintra Beach, Carrickfin Strand, Glenveagh National Park, Fahan Lookout
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:
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The Art House ©
The Art House
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Slieve League (in Carrick), Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, The Great Western Greenway, & more) and Achill Island (Keem Bay & Minaun). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Rosserk Friary, explore the historical opulence of Belleek Castle Museum, make a trip to Moyne Abbey, and examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ballina road trip planning website .

Drive from Buncrana to Ballina in 3 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ballina, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Foxford, Dugort Beach, Mary of the Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Slieve League
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Ennis (Daniel O'Connell Monument & Muhammad Ali Monument), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, make a trip to Forthill Graveyard, and pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Galway online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ballina to Galway takes 1.5 hours. In December in Galway, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Fun & Games Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, Cong, Corofin, Corcomroe Abbey, Ballinrobe Races
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then look for gifts at The Woollen Market. Keep things going the next day: stroll through White Strand Beach, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Liscannor trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Liscannor sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

The Burren, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., White Strand Beach, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark ©

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, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Slea Head Drive, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, and stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planning website .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

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 & Faungorth Activity Centre) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker app .

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 in Killarney, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Cobh (Titanic Memorial Garden, Haulbowline Island, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kinsale Crystal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ballinspittle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blacks Brewery, and play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale route maker site .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Pirates Adventure & St. Saviour's Priory), Boolavogue Fr. Murphy Centre (in Ferns) and Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Iberius Church, take an in-depth tour of Athenaeum Museum, and kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Wexford trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. January in Wexford sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Waterford, Ballymoney Beach
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

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: Waterford (Waterford Greenway, St. Saviour's Dominican Priory, & more), Lost at Sea Memorial (in Dunmore East) and Kilmacthomas Railway Viaduct (in Kilmacthomas). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny tour itinerary maker site .

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, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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