60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

60 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Armagh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Clifden, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Wexford, Ireland
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Trim, Ireland
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Spiddal, Ireland
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Oughterard, Ireland
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Roundstone, Ireland
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Renvyle, Ireland
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Avoca, Ireland
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Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Armagh.

Things to do in Belfast

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Armagh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Navan Centre & Fort and then walk around Gosford Forest Park. On the next day, stroll around Silent Valley Mountain Park, stroll around Kilbroney Park, and then bet on your favorite at Formula Karting.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Armagh online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Armagh takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Armagh

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Derry, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Maiden City

Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Portrush (Dunluce Castle & East Strand), The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney) and Bushmills (Bushmills Distillery & Giant's Causeway). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, snap pictures at Peace bridge, admire the striking features of Guildhall, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Derry attractions tool.

Drive from Armagh to Derry in 2 hours. In August in Derry, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Sligo, Ireland

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall, admire the landmark architecture of Lissadell House, and then stroll through Strandhill Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo driving holiday planner.

Drive from Derry to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Sligo sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 3 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Get out of town with these interesting Donegal Town side-trips: Glencolmcille (Clocha na hEireann & Glencolmcille Folk Village) and Slieve League (in Carrick). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Donegal Golf Club, explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, and make a trip to Lough Eske.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town trip maker tool.

You can drive from Sligo to Donegal Town in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Westport, Ireland

— 3 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Ashford Castle (in Cong) and Foxford Woollen Mills & Visitor Centre (in Foxford). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, make a trip to Ceide Fields, appreciate the history behind St. Patrick Statue, and grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Westport trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Westport takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Donegal Town in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Westport, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Clifden.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Clifden, Ireland

— 2 nights
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Clifden Castle, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and then stop by O`Dalaigh Jewellers. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Connemara Heritage and History Centre, then experience rural life at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, then steep yourself in history at Marconi Station, and finally steep yourself in history at Alcock and Brown Landing Site.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Clifden vacation planner.

Getting from Westport to Clifden by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Galway, Ireland

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, walk around Eyre Square, get answers to all your questions at Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Inishmore, Ireland

— 2 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School, then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and finally look for gifts at Lia Arann. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), kick back and relax at Kilmurvey Beach, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Inishmore trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, play a few rounds at Doolin Pitch & Putt, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at The Burren.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Doolin online trip maker.

Traveling by ferry from Inishmore to Doolin takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Limerick, Ireland

— 3 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Change things up with these side-trips from Limerick: Ennis (Ennis Friary & The Belleek Shop) and Cashel (St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, Rock of Cashel, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, and make a trip to The Treaty Stone.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Limerick road trip tool.

You can drive from Doolin to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Limerick are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 24th (Sat) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Killarney day trip planning website.

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 September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Cork, Ireland

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Kinsale (Kinsale Regional Museum, Irish Veterans Museum, &more), Cobh (Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, Tregan Craft Centre, &more) and Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, appreciate the history behind National Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, and head off the coast to Spike Island.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Cork sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Cork

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:

Wexford, Ireland

— 3 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Kilkenny (Rothe House and Garden, Smithwick's Experience, &more), Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience (in New Ross) and Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory, and admire the natural beauty at Colclough Walled Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Wexford online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Wexford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Wexford, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Trim.

Things to do in Wexford

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Trim, Ireland

— 2 nights
Take a break from Trim with a short trip to Newgrange in Donore, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 7th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Tayto Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Trim trip builder site.

You can drive from Wexford to Trim in 2.5 hours. October in Trim sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Spiddal.

Things to do in Trim

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Spiddal, Ireland

— 3 nights
An Spidéal is a Gaeltacht village on the shore of Galway Bay in County Galway, Ireland. Change things up with a short trip to Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) in Carraroe (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, stop by Standun, and relax in the rural setting at Loughwell Farm Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Spiddal day trip app.

Traveling by car from Trim to Spiddal takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oughterard.

Things to do in Spiddal

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Oughterard, Ireland

— 2 nights
Oughterard is a small town on the banks of the Owenriff River close to the western shore of Lough Corrib in County Galway, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Oughterard side-trips: Cong (The Guinness Tower/Leonard's Tower, Zipline, &more) and Joyce Country Sheepdogs (in Shanafaraghaun). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Glengowla Mines, look for gifts at Keoghs Irish Gifts, explore the world behind art at Connemara Marble Visitor's Center, and explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oughterard trip website.

Oughterard is just a short distance from Spiddal. In October, daily temperatures in Oughterard can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Roundstone.

Things to do in Oughterard

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Roundstone, Ireland

— 3 nights
Roundstone is known for beaches, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Dog's Bay Beach, cruise along The Connemara Giant, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maumturk Mountains, and stop by Roundstone Music & Crafts.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Roundstone trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Oughterard to Roundstone in an hour. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Renvyle.

Things to do in Roundstone

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Renvyle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Killadoon Standing Stone, pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally stroll through Renvyle Beach. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Killary Sheep Farm and then explore the activities along Killary Fjord.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Renvyle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Roundstone to Renvyle in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Avoca.

Things to do in Renvyle

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Avoca, Ireland

— 3 nights
Avoca is a small town near Arklow, in County Wicklow, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Mill at Avoca Village, make a trip to Avoca White Cross, then see the interesting displays at Arklow Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Mottee Stone. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Avondale House & Forest Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Falconry Ireland.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Avoca trip website.

Getting from Renvyle to Avoca by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Avoca are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Avoca

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

— 2 nights
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vale of Glendalough: Russborough House (in Wicklow), Vagabond Tours (in Greystones) and Duckett's Grove (in Carlow). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Wicklow Mountains National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Glendalough Cathedral, see human ingenuity at work at Vartry Reservoir, and admire the sheer force of Glenmacnass Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vale of Glendalough tour itinerary planner.

Vale of Glendalough is just a stone's throw from Avoca. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Dublin, Ireland

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.
For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip planner.

You can drive from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

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.

County Wicklow travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Hiking Trails
Garden of Ireland
Referred to as The Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow presents a pleasant change of pace and scenery from nearby Dublin. Hugging the east coast just south of the capital city, the county encourages visitors to engage with nature. Discover an impressive mountain range, thick woodlands, and the scenic coastline. The Wicklow Way, the most popular walking route in Ireland, winds 132 km (82 mi) from the suburbs of Dublin to County Carlow in the south.