60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 8 nights
2
Kilkenny
— 7 nights
3
Cork
— 5 nights
4
Killarney
— 5 nights
5
Dingle
— 7 nights
6
Liscannor
— 3 nights
7
Inishmore
— 3 nights
8
Achill Island
— 4 nights
9
Galway
— 6 nights
10
Carrick
— 4 nights
11
Dunfanaghy
— 7 nights

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: take a stroll through Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Dublin. In November in Dublin, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car 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
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, William Vincent Wallace Plaza, &more), Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross) and Wexford (Tintern Abbey, St. Iberius Church, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Wexford, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Curracloe Beach
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:
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Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Kinsale (Old Head Golf Links, Blacks Brewery, &more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork day trip tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can 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:
Highlights from your plan
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

5
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: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Kenmare (Ring of Beara & Faungorth Activity Centre) and Beara Way (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

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

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Beara Way
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Dingle Peninsula, stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, and explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dingle trip simple and quick.

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). There's still lots to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, and walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Liscannor road trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, trek along The Wormhole, make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inishmore journey app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Inishmore are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow 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
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Achill Island: Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, &more), Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and Westport (Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, Holy Trinity Church, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, explore the activities along Keem Bay, take in the pleasant sights at Downpatrick Head, and make a trip to Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Achill Island day trip tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Achill Island by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Inishmore in January: highs in Achill Island hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). And it doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, make a trip to Quay Street, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ennis, Corofin, Ballinrobe Races, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Ashford Castle
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre ©
Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre

4
nights
Carrick

Carrick ©
Carrick is known for outdoors and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Slieve League, kick back and relax at Fintra Beach, appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross Head Peninsula.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carrick online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Carrick in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Kilcar, Killybegs, Malin Beg
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Studio Donegal ©
Studio Donegal

7
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dunfanaghy: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Mamore Gap (in Clonmany) and Buncrana (St Mary's Church, Buncrana, Dunree Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, don't miss a visit to Cyndi Graham Handweaving, take some stellar pictures from Fahan Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossnowlagh Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dunfanaghy using our trip planner.

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. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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

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