52 days in Ireland Itinerary

52 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+5
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  12 h
1
Kilkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Wexford
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Waterford
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Kenmare
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Ennis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Donegal Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Dublin
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City

4
nights
Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©
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.
Visiting Go With The Flow - River Adventures and Castlecomer Discovery Park will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver and National Craft Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kilkenny: Bunclody (Newtownbarry House, Gardens and Gallery & Mount Leinster), Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown) and New Ross Golf Club (in New Ross). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, stroll through The Barrow Way, and get engrossed in the history at Rothe House and Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kilkenny tour planner.

New York City, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from New York City to Kilkenny, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Kilkenny reach 58°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bunclody, Woodstown Strand, New Ross Golf Club
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park

4
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Get in touch with nature at Curracloe Beach and Wexford Wildfowl Reserve. We've included these beaches for you: Ballinoulart Beach and Ballyheigue Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Gorey (Courtown Woods, Zozimus Bookshop, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, stroll through Baginbun Beach, practice your aim at 3D Archery Ireland, and examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford holiday site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Wexford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Wexford sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Gorey, Curracloe, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Seal Rescue Ireland
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland

4
nights
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mayfield Birds of Prey and Stradbally Cove. For shopping fun, head to Reginald's Tower or Brigid Shelly Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Ballyquin Beach (in Ardmore), Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom - Griston Bog (in Kilfinane) and Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, cruise along Comeragh Drive, tee off at Waterford Castle Golf Club, and see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Waterford trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by bus from Wexford to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ardmore, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Mayfield Birds of Prey, Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom - Griston Bog, Glenbower Wood
Find places to stay May 19 — 23:
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilmurrin Cove ©
Kilmurrin Cove
Glenbower Wood ©
Glenbower Wood

4
nights
Kinsale

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Head to Kinsale Silver and Rohan Reilly Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Birds of Prey Educational Centre and Cobh Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Kinsale side-trips: Midleton (Jameson Distillery Midleton & Ballynamona Beach), Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty) and Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Titanic Experience Cobh, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, explore the galleries of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kinsale road trip planner.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kinsale sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cobh, Midleton, Inchydoney Beach
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Old Head Golf Links ©
Old Head Golf Links

5
nights
Kenmare

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kenmare Soap Shop and Blackwater Woodturners. Relax by the water at Derrynane Beach and Ballyrisode Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Bantry Market (in Bantry), Barleycove Beach (in Schull) and Healy Pass (in Adrigole). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gougane Barra National Forest Park, step off the mainland to explore Garinish Island, trek along Old Kenmare Road, and take in the exciting artwork at The Purcell Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kenmare itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kinsale to Kenmare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glengarriff, Caherdaniel, Bantry Market, Ballyrisode Beach, Barleycove Beach
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Barleycove Beach ©
Barleycove Beach
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Inch Beach and Coumeenoole Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dingle Peninsula. Step out of Dingle to go to Castlegregory and see Glanteenassig Wood, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clogher Strand, hike along The Dingle Way, and head outdoors with Slea Head Drive.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dingle online itinerary builder.

Drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Castlegregory, Inch Beach, Dingle Wildlife & Seal Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Do your shopping at Burren Perfumery and Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.. Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch Beach. Explore Ennis' surroundings by going to Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan), Doolin (Clare Coastal Walk Project & Beauty Of The Burren Walks) and Fanore Beach (in Fanore). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Scattery Island, kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach, stroll through White Strand Beach, and hike along Hag's Head.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ennis day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Ennis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilkee, Doolin, County Clare, Carran, Miltown Malbay
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Dugort Beach and Bertra beach. Get in touch with nature at The Lost Valley and Carrowmore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: Ross Beach (in Killala), Achill Island (Keel Beach, Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, &more) and Louisburgh (Silver Strand & Old Head Beach). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying, enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and stroll through Ceathru Thaidhg.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Westport online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ennis to Westport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Achill Island, Louisburgh, Killala, Mulranny, Belmullet
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 16:
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The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk

4
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Do your shopping at Ramelton Country Market and The Art House Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Silver Strand Beach and Glenveagh National Park. Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Kilcar (Muckross Head Peninsula & Studio Donegal), Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg) and Fintra Beach (in Killybegs). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Narin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rossnowlagh Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Marble Hill Strand, and explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town attractions planner.

You can drive from Westport to Donegal Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Westport in June, Donegal Town is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Kilcar, Malin Beg, Ardara, Glenveagh National Park
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Pollan Beach and Culdaff Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Buncrana Beach and Straghill Beach. Explore Buncrana's surroundings by going to Malin Head (Wild Atlantic Gifts & Ballagh Studio), Inch Wildfowl Reserve (in Burt) and Five Fingers Strand (in Malin). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Dunree Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, kick back and relax at Porthaw Beach, and get outside with Mamore Gap.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buncrana road trip website.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. June in Buncrana sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Malin Head, Culdaff, Back Strand Beach, Inch Wildfowl Reserve
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve

6
nights
Dublin

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Temple Bar Food Market. We've included these beaches for you: Sandycove Beach and Sandymount Strand. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Buncrana to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Shopping Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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