60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip planner
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Dublin
— 8 nights
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Kilkenny
— 6 nights
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Wexford
— 4 nights
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Waterford
— 6 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
Drive
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Doolin
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Inishmore
— 4 nights
Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Galway
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 7 nights
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Dublin — 8 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, wander the streets of Grafton Street, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin holiday planner.

Palm Springs, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In July, Dublin is much colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny — 6 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Kilkenny Castle and Hawkeye School of Falconry. Go for a jaunt from Kilkenny to Cashel to see Rock of Cashel about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Woodstock House and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in July since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Wexford.
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Wexford — 4 nights

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Curracloe Beach and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: Colclough Walled Garden (in Saltmills), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Ring of Hook (in New Ross). The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Kia Ora Mini Farm, identify plant and animal life at Secret Valley Wildlife Park, step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, and admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wexford trip planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Waterford.
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Waterford — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Dunmore Adventure and Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience will thrill your kids. Explore Waterford's surroundings by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea). And it doesn't end there: stroll around John F. Kennedy Arboretum, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate the long history of Kennedy Homestead, and get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower.

Find out how to plan Waterford trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Waterford sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cork.
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Cork — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Blarney Castle & Gardens and Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Charles Fort (in Kinsale) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Michael Collins Centre, step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip planner.

Drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cork are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Killarney National Park and Beara Way. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel), Ring of Kerry Golf Club (in Templenoe) and Kenmare (Derreen Gardens, Norman McCloskey Photography, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Muckross House, kick back and relax at Banna Strand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, and relax in the rural setting at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Killarney day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cork to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to 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.
Attractions like Slea Head Drive and Dolphin & Whale Watching make great kid-friendly stops. Spend a day of island exploring on the 8th (Mon) at Skellig Michael. There's much more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Wine Strand Beach, delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dingle road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Doolin.
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Doolin — 3 nights

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Family-friendly places like Cliffs of Moher and Dolphinwatch will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Doolin: Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). The adventure continues: stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark, tee off at Doolin Pitch & Putt, and explore the galleries of Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge..

To plan Doolin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Dingle to Doolin in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Doolin are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Inishmore.
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Inishmore — 4 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kids will enjoy Dun Aonghasa and Kilmurvey Beach. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Inishmore day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Doolin to Inishmore takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Galway.
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Galway — 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Beaches. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum (in Athlone), Cong (Ireland's School of Falconry & Ashford Castle) and The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, don't miss a visit to Galway's Latin Quarter, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Westport.
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Westport — 7 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kids will enjoy Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Ceide Fields. Explore Westport's surroundings by going to Keem Bay (in Dooagh), Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound) and Ballina (Rosserk Friary & The North Mayo Heritage Centre). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, go for a walk through Downpatrick Head, get a new perspective on things with Scubadive West, and get in on the family fun at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House.

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Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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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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