60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland journey planner
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Dublin
— 9 nights
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Letterkenny
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 6 nights
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Cobh
— 5 nights
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Waterford
— 6 nights
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Kilkenny
— 7 nights
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Dublin — 9 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Howth Head (in Howth) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). Spend the 25th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Dublin, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.
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Find places to stay Dec 16 — 25:

Letterkenny — 6 nights

As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: Wild Ireland (in Burnfoot), Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal (in Ardara) and The curiosity shop (in Malin Head). Spend the 31st (Sat) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Malin Head, make a trip to Hornhead Loop, explore the striking landscape at Slieve League, and admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Letterkenny day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Letterkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Westport.
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Westport — 5 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Achill Island (Deserted Village & Spas), Foxford Woollen Mills (in Foxford) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, see the interesting displays at Jackie Clarke Collection, choose your vessel at Westport Cruises, and explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Westport online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Westport in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Letterkenny in December, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Westport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:

Galway — 6 nights

City of the Tribes

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Ennis Friary (in Ennis), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, stroll around Eyre Square, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.
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Liscannor — 2 nights

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 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen, then view the masterpieces at Foust Gallery, then walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, and finally get great views at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at The Farmyard, stroll around Burren National Park, and then kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Liscannor route planning website.

Getting from Galway to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Liscannor are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.
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Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 17th (Tue) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head off the coast to Great Blasket Island, and don't miss a visit to Eask Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. January in Dingle sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 6 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Kinsale (Charles Fort, Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, &more) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Norman McCloskey Photography, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Killarney Brewing Company, and take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Killarney travel itinerary 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, daytime highs in Killarney are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cobh.
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Cobh — 5 nights

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Step out of Cobh with an excursion to Brigid Shelly Gallery in Ardmore--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, walk around President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, appreciate the history behind Annie Moore Monument, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turkish Delights.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cobh journey maker site.

Getting from Killarney to Cobh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cobh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Waterford — 6 nights

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Waterford side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Tintern Abbey (in Wexford). There's still lots to do: stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, admire the landmark architecture of Bishop's Palace, head outdoors with Ring of Hook, and steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Waterford route maker.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 7 nights

Marble City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ballykilcavan Brewery (in Stradbally), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Carlow (Royal Oak Distillery & Visual Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Wells House & Gardens, look for gifts at Patrick Donald Photography Gallery, and snap pictures at Bennetsbridge.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Waterford to Kilkenny by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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