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 Roscommon County Museum 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 The Claypipe Visitor Centre (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 Kennedy of Ardara. 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 Coleman Music Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate The High Cross and Manorhamilton Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Sligo: Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Ballina (Fr. Peyton Centre & Rosserk Friary). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Moygara Castle, make a trip to Creevykeel Court Tomb, Head underground at Caves of Keash, and kick back and relax at Streedagh Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sligo trip maker.

Getting from Ardara to Sligo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 OMG Zhivago. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and White Strand 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, enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fanore Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway road trip planning website.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in June, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Galway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to 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 Lowry's Sweater & Gift Shopfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at The Great Western Greenway and Aillebrack Green Coast Beach. 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 The Great & Co. 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: view the masterpieces at Sarah Walker Gallery, browse the exhibits of The White House Gallery & Cafe, and stop by The Craft Shop.

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 Kilbaha Gallery & Craftsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventry Beach, look for gifts at Kathleen McAuliffe, and browse the exhibits of Penny's Pottery.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dingle trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Castletownbere to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) 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.
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 The Nuns Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee), Ladies 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 Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centrefor 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 (Koko, The Canvas Works, &more) and Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Records and Relics, and browse the different shops at Wilton Shopping Centre.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cork road trip site.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) 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. Get some cultural insight at Ardmore Round Tower and Mount Melleray Abbey. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ardmore Pottery & 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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers, view the masterpieces at Brigid Shelly Gallery, stop by Criostal na Rinne, and stroll through Ballyquin Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ardmore trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Ardmore are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough 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 Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker. 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 lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Jerpoint Glass Studio, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster, and take in the exciting artwork at The Gaslamp Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ardmore to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. 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, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, admire the landmark architecture of 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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