60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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

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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. 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, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. In November, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 6:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Wexford (Tintern Abbey, St. Iberius Church, & more), Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, William Vincent Wallace Plaza, & more) and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross). There's much more to do: stroll around Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Wexford, County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny 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.
Explore Cork's surroundings by going to Kinsale (Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale Regional Museum, & more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Lusitania Memorial.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cork itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cork are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Cobh, The Donkey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
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Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

5
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kenmare (Blackwater Woodturners, Ring of Beara, & more), Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, view the masterpieces at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

7
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: get outside with Slea Head Drive, step off the mainland to explore Skellig Michael, contemplate the long history of Great Blasket Island, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Dingle sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael

3
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. Explore Liscannor's surroundings by going to Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and trek along Hag's Head.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor vacation builder website .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, The Aloe Tree, Scattery Island, Kilkee Cliff Walk
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
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.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, outdoors, trails, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, hike along The Wormhole, stop by Lia Arann, and don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inishmore trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore takes 2.5 hours. In January in Inishmore, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Achill Island side-trips: Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, & more), Westport (Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, Holy Trinity Church, & more) and Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Keem Bay, contemplate the long history of Moyne Abbey, get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Achill Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Inishmore to Achill Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Inishmore in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Achill Island: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Ballina, Michael Davitt Museum, Downpatrick Head, Moyne Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway road trip planning site .

You can drive from Achill Island to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. January in Galway sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ennis, Corofin, Ashford Castle, Corcomroe Abbey, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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, examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, and contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Carrick trip builder tool .

You can drive from Galway to Carrick in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Explore Dunfanaghy's surroundings by going to Mamore Gap (in Clonmany), Buncrana (St Mary's Church, Buncrana, Dunree Bay, & more) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, make a trip to Hornhead Loop, and kick back and relax at Rossnowlagh Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dunfanaghy day trip website .

Getting from Carrick to Dunfanaghy by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Buncrana, Letterkenny, Mamore Gap, Fahan Lookout, Glenveagh National Park
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal

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