60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
2
Cork
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killarney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Limerick
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Sligo
— 5 nights
10
Dublin
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Tintern Abbey (in Wexford), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, admire the natural beauty at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to Kilkenny is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Kilkenny, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kilkenny: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Waterford, Tintern Abbey, Dollar Bay
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton) and Kinsale (Kinsale Crystal, Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, walk around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, and don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobh, Kinsale, Blarney Stone, Birds of Prey Educational Centre, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

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: Beara Way (in Glengarriff), Kenmare (Ring of Beara, Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, & more) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience, appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, and explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kenmare, St. Brigid's Well, Beara Way, Gougane Barra National Forest Park
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Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 23rd (Wed), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Skellig Michael, make a trip to Eask Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Blasket Island, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dingle trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

5
nights
Limerick

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Limerick: Quin Abbey (in Quin), Ennis (Ennis Friary & The Clare Museum) and Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, make a trip to Shannon Heritage, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and get outside with Dromoland Castle.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Limerick trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Limerick, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, County Clare, Cratloe, Killaloe, Bunratty
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Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Liscannor: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 31st (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor route website .

You can drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, The Burren, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

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.
Take a break from Galway with a short trip to Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum in Athlone, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, stroll through Salthill Beaches, trek along The Wormhole, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, The Wormhole
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Achill Island (Keem Bay & Deserted Village), Ballina (Belleek Castle Museum & Rosserk Friary) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: stroll through Drummindoo Stud, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, don't miss a visit to The Coffin Ship, and get in on the family fun at Westport House.

Before you visit Westport, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Westport, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballina, Achill Island, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, Jacks Old Cottage
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©

5
nights
Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle), Slieve League (in Carrick) and Glencolmcille (Glencolmcille Folk Village, Glencolmcille - Tower loop, & more). Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's much more to do: trek along Mount Errigal, identify plant and animal life at Mountshannon Eagles, get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, and step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sligo trip planning website .

Drive from Westport to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Letterkenny, Downpatrick Head, Slieve League, Glengesh Pass
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

10
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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, get advice or help at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, walk around St Stephens Green, and steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Drive from Sligo to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 3°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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