60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Shannon, Bus to Dingle
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Waterford
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Doolin
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Westport
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve (in Cahersiveen), Dursey Island (in Crookhaven) and Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Slea Head Drive, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, and take a memorable drive along Loop Head.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip planner.

Louisville, USA to Dingle is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Dingle is 5 hours. Traveling from Louisville in May, things will get little chillier in Dingle: highs are around 59°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Killarney

— 6 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), St. Gobnait's Monastic Site (in Ballyvourney) and Kenmare (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Reenagross Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney travel planning app.

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 May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 13:

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague), Macroom (The Gearagh & Carrigadrohid Castle) and Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, Cobh Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with Cork Whale Watch, steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church, and explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kinsale visit website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Kinsale takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterford

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Wexford (St. Iberius Church, Tintern Abbey, &more), Kilmore Quay (Kilmore Quay Harbour & Saltee Islands) and Dunmore East Coastal Walk (in Dunmore). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, take in nature's colorful creations at John F. Kennedy Arboretum, enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, and take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford tour itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kinsale to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Waterford are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Holycross Abbey (in Tipperary), Cashel (Cashel Folk Village, Rock of Cashel, &more) and St. Patrick's Well (in Clonmel). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kilkenny Castle, experience rural life at Kia Ora Mini Farm, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Doolin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

Doolin

— 5 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Doolin side-trips: Corofin (The Farmyard & Burren National Park), Burren National Park (Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk & Father Ted's House) and Ennis (Dromore Wood Nature Reserve & Ennis Friary). There's much more to do: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and head off the coast to Scattery Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Doolin online vacation maker.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Doolin in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Doolin, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Inishmore.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 2:

Inishmore

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Inishmore vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Westport

— 5 nights
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: Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Leenane (Killary Sheep Farm & Killary Fjord) and Achill Island (Keel Beach, Deserted Village, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick, explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, head off the coast to Clare Island, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Westport trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Inishmore to Westport by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. In June in Westport, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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 Sligo's surroundings by going to Poison Glen (in Gweedore), Donegal Town (Gola Island, Barnesmore Gap, &more) and Letterkenny (Glenveagh Castle & Mount Errigal). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, go for a walk through Downpatrick Head, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sligo journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Westport in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sligo, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

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 Galway's surroundings by going to Kylemore (Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden & Gothic Chapel), Oughterard (Oughterard Golf Club, Aughnanure Castle, &more) and Cong (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Ashford Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and trot along with Moycullen Riding Centre.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway day trip planning website.

You can drive from Sligo to Galway in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Galway, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 22:

Dublin

— 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Celtic Rider (in Kill), Howth (Ireland's Eye Ferries & Howth Head) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning tool.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 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.