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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Sacred Heart Church. Glenview Folk Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrick-on-Shannon: Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague), Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy) and Roscommon County Museum (in Roscommon). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Elphin Windmill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Multyfarnham Friary, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mel's Cathedral, and stop by Mulveys House Of Gifts.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Carrick-on-Shannon route planner.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Columbus to Carrick-on-Shannon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Columbus in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Carrick-on-Shannon: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ardara.
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Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Silver Strand Beach and Rossnowlagh Beach. Shop till you drop at Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery and John Molloy Limited. Get out of town with these interesting Ardara side-trips: Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry), Ballagh Studio (in Malin Head) and Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, make a trip to Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal, look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, and kick back and relax at Marble Hill Strand.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ardara trip planner.

Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Carrick-on-Shannon in June since evenings lows in Ardara dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Strandhill Beach and Manorhamilton Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate The High Cross and Rosserk Friary. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Fr. Peyton Centre (in Ballina). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Coleman Music Centre, stroll through Dunmoran Strand, kick back and relax at Ross Beach, and browse the range of quality goods at Mullaney Brothers.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. June in Sligo sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Burren National Park and Spanish Point Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch), McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney) and Standun (in Spiddal). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, stop by Seoidin, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stroll through White Strand Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Galway when traveling from Sligo in June, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Head to Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Connemara Bluefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Western Greenway and Mannin Bay Blueway. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: Parade (in Newport), Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, browse the exhibits of Roundstone Ceramics, take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and kick back and relax at Silver Strand.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Clifden trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Castletownbere.
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Castletownbere — 3 nights

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Get outdoors at Ballyrisode Beach and Ballinskelligs Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Uragh Stone Circle and Sarah Walker Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Skibbereen (St. Patrick's Cathedral & West Cork Crafts), Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville) and Brushwood Studios (in Sneem). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Great & Co, take in the exciting artwork at The White House Gallery & Cafe, and browse the exhibits of Mill Cove Gallery.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Castletownbere day trip app.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Castletownbere takes 5.5 hours. June in Castletownbere sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can 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.
Leacanabuaile Fort and Fiadh Woven Design are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to The Carol Cronin Gallery and Tig Ainefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop & The Anchor Bar). Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Wine Strand Beach, browse the exhibits of Penny's Pottery, take in the exciting artwork at Dingle Artworks, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planning site.

You can drive from Castletownbere to Dingle in 2.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Ladies Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee), The Nuns Beach (in Ballybunion) and Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

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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 July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) 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.
Head to The English Market and Records and Relicsfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Cork City Gaol and Rohan Reilly Photography. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Koko, &more) and Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wilton Shopping Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cork online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Cork, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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 cultural insight at Ardmore Round Tower and Ardmore Pottery & Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Brigid Shelly Gallery and Jack O'Patsy Pottery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardmore: Clogheen (Knockmealdown Mountains & The Vee), Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry) and Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Melleray Abbey, contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers, stroll through Ballyquin Beach, and stop by Criostal na Rinne.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ardmore trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hook Lighthouse and Shankill Castle. Explore hidden gems such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Mount Leinster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stop by Jerpoint Glass Studio, take in the exciting artwork at The Gaslamp Gallery, and try your luck at Gowran Park Racecourse.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ardmore to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Bru na Boinne and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, and examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kilkenny to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Dublin. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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