55 days in Ireland Itinerary

55 days in Ireland Itinerary

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55 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Buncrana
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ardara
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ballina
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kenmare
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin route planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Dublin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

6
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Buncrana: Five Fingers Strand (in Malin), Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin) and Monreagh Heritage Centre (in Carrigans). The adventure continues: stroll through Dunree Bay, take a memorable drive along Kinnagoe Bay, make a trip to Inishowen, and get lost in a book at Free Wee Library.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buncrana trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ardara.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Letterkenny, Kinnagoe Bay, Portsalon Beach, Inishowen
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:
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Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Monreagh Heritage Centre ©
Monreagh Heritage Centre
Beltany Stone Circle ©
Beltany Stone Circle

5
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Ardara side-trips: Old Church Dunlewey (in Gweedore), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Slieve League (in Carrick). There's still lots to do: visit Kilcar Fleadh, make a trip to The Abbey Mill, examine the collection at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ardara day trip website .

Drive from Buncrana to Ardara in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ardara can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballina.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ballyshannon, Killybegs, Kilcar, Cyndi Graham Handweaving, Carrickfin Strand
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Cyndi Graham Handweaving ©
Cyndi Graham Handweaving
Fintra Beach ©
Fintra Beach

5
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballina: Westport (Holy Trinity Church & Bertra beach), Silver Strand (in Louisburgh) and Dugort Beach (in Dugort). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Rosserk Friary, make a trip to Gore Knox Monument, have some family-friendly fun at Murder Mystery Ireland, and examine the collection at The North Mayo Heritage Centre.

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

Drive from Ardara to Ballina in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ardara in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Ballina, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Foxford, Westport, Burrishoole Abbey, Jacks Old Cottage, Famine Walk Memorial
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary
Gore Knox Monument ©
Gore Knox Monument

6
nights
Galway

Galway ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, cruise along Burren Coastline Drive, don't miss a visit to Forthill Graveyard, and look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip maker tool .

You can drive from Ballina to Galway in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Miltown Malbay, County Clare, Daniel O'Connell Monument, Pigeon Hole Cave, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 3:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

5
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, stop by John Weldon Jewellers, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fermoyle Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dingle vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Sinead Lough Ceramics ©
Sinead Lough Ceramics
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Step out of Kenmare to go to Gougane Barra and see Gougane Barra National Forest Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Faungorth Activity Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Cross Church, trek along Old Kenmare Road, and steep yourself in history at Our Lady's Well.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Kenmare in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. February in Kenmare sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Uragh Stone Circle
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Old Kenmare Road ©
Old Kenmare Road
Kenmare Soap Shop ©
Kenmare Soap Shop
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Gougane Barra National Forest Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, and contemplate the long history of Charles Fort.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kinsale trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cobh
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal
Ballinspittle ©
Ballinspittle

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Waterford (Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, John Condon Memorial, & more) and Mount Leinster (in Bunclody). And it doesn't end there: walk around Kilkenny Castle, look for gifts at Kilkenny Handwrought Silver, pause for some serene contemplation at Ullard Church, and step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Mount Leinster
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Mount Leinster ©
Mount Leinster

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney), Zozimus Bookshop (in Gorey) and Gravity Extreme Adventure (in Courtown). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Ballyhack Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wexford trip planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Gravity Extreme Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle
Ballinoulart Beach ©
Ballinoulart Beach

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