60 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Clifden, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights

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Belfast, United Kingdom

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A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulster Museum and HMS Caroline. Do some cultural sightseeing at SS Nomadic and Titanic Belfast. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Ring of Gullion (in Crossmaglen), Newry Cathedral (in Newry) and Basil Sheils (in Tassagh). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, admire the natural beauty at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, get advice or help at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at National Trust - Crom.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Belfast: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

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Ulster Museum
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HMS Caroline
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SS Nomadic
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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Portstewart Strand - National Trust and then admire the natural beauty at Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Portrush Whiterocks Beach, kick back and relax at East Strand, hike along Causeway Coastal Walk, stroll through Portrush West Strand, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Portrush travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Belfast to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Portrush can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sligo.

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at Strandhill Beach and Ladies Brae. You'll explore and learn at Glenview Folk Museum and Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Adventure Open Farm (in Ballyshannon), Sean MacDiarmada's House (in Kiltyclogher) and Donegal Castle (in Donegal Town). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea, don't miss a visit to The High Cross, delve into the distant past at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, and steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sligo journey planner.

Traveling by car from Portrush to Sligo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Westport.

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Strandhill Beach
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Donegal Castle
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Knocknarea
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Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Michael Davitt Museum. Shop till you drop at The Quay Gallery and Marlene's Chocolate Haven. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Dugort Beach (in Dugort), Mulranny (Mulranny Saltmarsh & Mulranny Strand) and Achill Island (Sli Grainne Mhaol, Achill Heritage Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Drummindoo Stud, and explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Westport, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

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Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, explore the activities along Roundstone Bay, browse the exhibits of Roundstone Ceramics, then relax in the rural setting at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, then step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Glengowla Mines.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Clifden road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Westport to Clifden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and The Irish Workhouse Centre. Visit National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and Athlone Castle Visitor Centre for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: The Wormhole (in Inishmore), Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong) and Portumna (Portumna Forest Park & Portumna Castle). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
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. Get outdoors at Lahinch Beach and Doughmore Bay. Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations and Loop Head Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkee (Kilbaha Lighthouse, Bridges of Ross, &more), Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion) and Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha). There's much more to do: stroll through Cliffs of Moher, explore the striking landscape at The Burren, identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

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Lahinch Beach
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Geologic Formation
The Burren
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Cliffs of Moher
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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Step off the beaten path and head to King John's Castle and Craggaunowen. Get some cultural insight at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Hunt Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limerick: Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes), Shannon Golf Club (in Shannon) and Askeaton Friary (in Askeaton). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, play a few rounds at Ballyneety Golf Club, and get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick travel route planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skellig Michael and The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island. Shop till you drop at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Dingle Artworks. Venture out of the city with trips to Castlegregory (Castlegregory Golf Links & Glanteenassig Wood), Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee) and Dursey Island (in Crookhaven). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, and steep yourself in history at Irish Famine Cottages.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip maker tool.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

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Skellig Michael
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Slea Head Drive
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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kerry County Museum and Listowel Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kerry Cliffs and Banna Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Ballybunion Golf Club (in Ballybunion), Tralee (St. John's Church, Blennerville Windmill, &more) and Ardfert Cathedral (in Ardfert). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Torc Mountain Walk, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, and admire the striking features of Bantry House & Garden.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online travel route planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

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Banna Strand
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Kerry Cliffs
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Torc Mountain Walk
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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©

Rebel City

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cork City Gaol and St. Anne's Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story and Charles Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: St. John's Church (in Buttevant), Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and Clonakilty (Birthplace of Michael Collins, West Cork Model Railway Village, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, and head off the coast to Spike Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cork road trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

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Charles Fort
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Cork City Gaol
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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rock of Cashel and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Get some cultural insight at Cahir Castle and Hore Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Waterford (Waterford Greenway, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more) and Tramore Beach (in Tramore). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate the long history of Ferns Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny day trip planning website.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.

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Rock of Cashel
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Hore Abbey
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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Glendalough Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Bru na Boinne. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Howth (Claremont Beach & Howth Hills), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at GPO Museum, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, and explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Guinness Storehouse
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