60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Carrick-on-Shannon
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Carrick-on-Shannon
— 3 nights
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Ardara
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Clifden
— 6 nights
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Castletownbere
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Ardmore
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Carrick-on-Shannon — 3 nights

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. Appreciate the collections at Roscommon County Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Glenview Folk Museum. Explore Carrick-on-Shannon's surroundings by going to Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy), Sacred Heart Church (in Roscommon) and Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague). There's still lots to do: browse the range of quality goods at Liptons Clones, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Carrig Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Cavan Cathedral, and look for gifts at Leitrim Design House.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carrick-on-Shannon online tour itinerary planner.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Columbus in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carrick-on-Shannon: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ardara.
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Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Glenveagh Castle and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Kennedy of Ardara and John Molloy Limited. Venture out of the city with trips to Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar), Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh) and Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery, stroll through Marble Hill Strand, enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach, and stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ardara trip planner.

Getting from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ardara when traveling from Carrick-on-Shannon in October, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sligo.
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Sligo — 6 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandhill Beach and Dunmoran Strand. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hazelwood House and Liber. Venture out of the city with trips to Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Ballina (Fr. Peyton Centre & Rosserk Friary). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Coleman Music Centre, step into the grandiose world of Moygara Castle, steep yourself in history at Creevykeel Court Tomb, and look for gifts at Michael Quirke - Wood Carver.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. October in Sligo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Galway — 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burren National Park and OMG Zhivago. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Spanish Point Beach. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Standun (in Spiddal), The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch) and McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at My Shop... Granny Likes It, enjoy the sand and surf at Fanore Beach, stroll through White Strand Beach, and steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Galway online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Sligo in October, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.
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Clifden — 6 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Lost Valley. Get outdoors at The Great Western Greenway and Omey Island. Get out of town with these interesting Clifden side-trips: Parade (in Newport), Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). The adventure continues: stop by Cottage Handcrafts, take in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics, play a few rounds at Connemara Championship Golf Links, and enjoy the sand and surf at Renvyle Beach.

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You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castletownbere.
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Castletownbere — 3 nights

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarah Walker Gallery and Brushwood Studios. Head to Mill Cove Gallery and The White House Gallery & Cafefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist), Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville) and Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs). There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Great & Co, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyrisode Beach.

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Traveling by car from Clifden to Castletownbere takes 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Castletownbere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
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Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Tig Aine and Strand House Cafefor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Penny's Pottery and Dingle Artworks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop, The Anchor Bar, &more) and Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Fiadh Woven Design, stop by Uisce Saddlery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Original Kerry Craft Centre.

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Traveling by car from Castletownbere to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Climbing Tours. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Ballybunion (The Nuns Beach & Ladies Beach), Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee) and Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 5 nights

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.
Cork City Gaol and Rohan Reilly Photography will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Inchydoney Beach and Fota Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom) and Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Koko, &more). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, browse the different shops at Wilton Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Records and Relics.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ardmore.
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Ardmore — 3 nights

Ardmore is a seaside resort and fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. Get some historical perspective at Mount Melleray Abbey and Ballysaggartmore Towers. Step out of the city life by going to Knockmealdown Mountains and Ballyquin Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ardmore side-trips: Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown), Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry) and The Vee (in Clogheen). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Brigid Shelly Gallery, look for gifts at Criostal na Rinne, shop like a local with Jack O'Patsy Pottery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ardmore trip website.

Traveling by car from Cork to Ardmore takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Ardmore can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 5 nights

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.
Head to Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker and Cushendale Woollen Millsfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hook Lighthouse and Ormond Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: New Ross Book Shelter (in New Ross), Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, shop like a local with The Gaslamp Gallery, stop by Bevel Furniture, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ardmore to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin — 7 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Glendalough Village to see Wicklow Mountains National Park about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Grafton Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back 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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