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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Elphin Windmill. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glenview Folk Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrick-on-Shannon: Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy), Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague) and Roscommon (Roscommon County Museum & Sacred Heart Church). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Creevelea Friary, stop by Leitrim Design House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Drumanone Portal Tomb.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carrick-on-Shannon trip planner.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Carrick-on-Shannon. Traveling from Columbus in July, you will find days in Carrick-on-Shannon are colder (20°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.
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Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenveagh Castle and Ballagh Studio. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardara: Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry), Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh) and Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar). There's still lots to do: stroll through Silver Strand Beach, kick back and relax at Narin Beach, look for gifts at Kennedy of Ardara, and appreciate the history behind Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ardara day trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ardara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can 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.
Visit Moygara Castle and The High Cross for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandhill Beach and Carrowmore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Ballina (Fr. Peyton Centre & Rosserk Friary), Ross Beach (in Killala) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Coleman Music Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunmoran Strand, don't miss a visit to Creevykeel Court Tomb, and stop by Michael Quirke - Wood Carver.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sligo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ardara to Sligo in 1.5 hours. In July in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burren National Park and Spanish Point Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch), Standun (in Spiddal) and McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, look for gifts at Sceal Eile Books, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stroll through White Strand Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) 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.
You'll explore and learn at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Roundstone Ceramics. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Great Western Greenway. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane), Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny) and Parade (in Newport). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, look for gifts at O`Dalaigh Jewellers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, and kick back and relax at Mannin Bay Blueway.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Clifden journey planner.

Getting from Galway to Clifden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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. Get some cultural insight at Sarah Walker Gallery and The White House Gallery & Cafe. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville), Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist) and Brushwood Studios (in Sneem). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Mill Cove Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and look for gifts at The Craft Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Castletownbere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Clifden to Castletownbere by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Riasc and Leacanabuaile Fort for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Slea Head Drive and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop & The Anchor Bar). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, stop by Kathleen McAuliffe, browse the exhibits of Dingle Artworks, and kick back and relax at Ventry Beach.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dingle visit website.

Traveling by car from Castletownbere to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and Kilkee Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee), Ballybunion (The Nuns Beach & Ladies Beach) and Kenmare (Skyline Gallery, Hallisseys, &more). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and look for gifts at Kerry Woollen Mills.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip 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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
Visit Cork City Gaol and Charles Fort for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Boathouse Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Kinsale (Koko, The Canvas Works, &more) and Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, hunt for treasures at The English Market, look for gifts at Kinsale Silver, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wilton Shopping Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ardmore Pottery & Gallery and Ballyquin Beach. Do your shopping at Brigid Shelly Gallery and Criostal na Rinne. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardmore: Clogheen (Knockmealdown Mountains & The Vee), Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry) and Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey, steep yourself in history at Ballysaggartmore Towers, and take in the exciting artwork at Jack O'Patsy Pottery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ardmore trip website.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In August in Ardmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hook Lighthouse and Ahenny High Crosses. Popular historic sites such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Kilkenny Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir), New Ross Book Shelter (in New Ross) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle, stop by Glasrai Goodies, get some fabulous bargains at Cushendale Woollen Mills, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster.

Plan trip to Kilkenny with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ardmore to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. August in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow 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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chester Beatty and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 4th (Sun), 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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