59 days in Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland tour planner

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Dublin
— 6 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Achill Island
— 4 nights
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Liscannor
— 4 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Kenmare
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Wexford
— 5 nights
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Dublin

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Carrolls Irish Gifts and Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Get in touch with nature at Bray Head and Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Tullamore (Esker Hills Golf Club & Tullamore Dew), Kildare (Kildare Village, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, &more) and Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve (in Newbridge). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, identify plant and animal life at Dublin Falconry, take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, and enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Dublin is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 9:

Dunfanaghy

— 5 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fanad Head Lighthouse and Hornhead Loop. Get some historical perspective at Doe Castle and Ray Church.. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany), Carrick (Carrick River Walk & Slieve League) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Portsalon Beach, see the interesting displays at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church Dunlewey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrickfin Strand.

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You can drive from Dublin to Dunfanaghy in 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dunfanaghy, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Do your shopping at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and Charlie Byrne's Bookshop. Let the collections at Glengowla Mines and Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more), Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle & Curraghduff Farm) and Loughrea (Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum & Turoe Pet Farm & Leisure Park). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tee off at Galway Golf Club, admire the natural beauty at Coole Park Nature Reserve, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ross Errily Friary.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Galway in 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Galway. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 14 — 20:

Westport

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog's Bay Beach and Drumcliffe Church. Do your shopping at Roundstone Ceramics and The Quay Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Connemara Championship Golf Links (in Ballyconneely), Mannin Bay Blueway (in Clifden) and Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Monk's Fishing House, look for all kinds of wild species at The Lost Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, and tee off at Westport Golf Club.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Westport sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Achill Island

— 4 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keem Bay and Dugort Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Keel Beach and Croaghaun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo, Ceathru Thaidhg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre, delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and take in the exciting artwork at Ronan Halpin Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Achill Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will leave for Liscannor on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor

— 4 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. Take a break from the city and head to Lahinch Beach and Hag's Head. Get some cultural insight at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses and Smithstown Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more), Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion) and Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilbaha Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Burren way, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, and take in panoramic vistas at Loop Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor vacation planning site.

Drive from Achill Island to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kilmalkedar Church and Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Carol Cronin Gallery and Greenlane Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Castlegregory (Glanteenassig Wood & Castlegregory Golf Links), Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue) and Glenbeigh (Dooks Golf Club & Rossbeigh Beach). And it doesn't end there: trek along The Dingle Way, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, steep yourself in history at Riasc, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dingle online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kenmare

— 6 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Popular historic sites such as Holy Cross Church and Gougane Barra Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Derrynane Beach and Old Kenmare Road. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more), Castletownbere (Sarah Walker Gallery, Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion, &more) and Sugarloaf Mountain (in Glengarriff). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Ring of Beara, explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, stop by Lorge Chocolatier, and relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Hill Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Kenmare sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kinsale

— 5 nights
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Shop till you drop at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and Etain Hickey Collections. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum. Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Fota Island (Fota Island Resort & Fota House & Gardens), Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh) and Midleton (Ballynamona Beach & Birds of Prey Educational Centre). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Timoleague Franciscan Friary, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Wexford

— 5 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and Christ Church Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and Our Ladys Island Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney), Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more) and Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford online journey builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Wexford, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilkenny

— 5 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.
Do your shopping at National Craft Gallery and The Tholsel. Jerpoint Park and Mitchelstown Cave are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach), Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more) and Curraghmore House (in Portlaw). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holycross Abbey, and head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.