59 days in Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kenmare
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kinsale
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Louisville

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.
Do your shopping at Carrolls Irish Gifts and Wholesale Fruit Vegetable And Flower Market. Get in touch with nature at Dublin Mountains and Howth Hills. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve (in Newbridge), Tullamore (Esker Hills Golf Club & Tullamore Dew) and Kildare (Kildare Village, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, steep yourself in history at Trim Castle, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and explore the galleries of 14 Henrietta Street.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Dublin planning site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In May, Dublin is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kildare, Wicklow, Donore, Donabate, Howth
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:
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The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slieve League and Glenveagh National Park. Get some historical perspective at Doe Castle and Old Church Dunlewey. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany) and Carrick River Walk (in Carrick). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, explore the galleries of The Workhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Horn Head.

Plan my day in Dunfanaghy using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dublin to Dunfanaghy in 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dunfanaghy, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Donegal, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Dunlewey, Carrigart
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle

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.
Do your shopping at Vanda Art Gallery and Church of Saints Peter & Paul. Let the collections at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Connemara Marble Visitor's Center (in Moycullen), Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more) and Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum (in Loughrea). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Abbey of Cong, explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle, get all the information you need at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, and relax in the rural setting at Glengowla Mines.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Galway takes 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Galway, with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Athlone, Portumna, Oughterard, Gort, Loughrea
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog's Bay Beach and Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Do your shopping at Roundstone Ceramics and The Quay Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Connemara Championship Golf Links (in Ballyconneely), Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone) and Mannin Bay Blueway (in Clifden). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glassilaun Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Westport route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sligo, Ballina, Roundstone, Cong, Leenane
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

4
nights
Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keem Bay and Woodland Faerie Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Dugort Beach and Cross Beach Loop Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo & Ceathru Thaidhg). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mulranny Strand.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Achill Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will leave for Liscannor on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Belmullet, Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

4
nights
Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Take a break from the city and head to Lahinch Beach and Burren way. Get some cultural insight at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations and Loop Head Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion), Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilbaha Lighthouse, &more) and Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Burren, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach, and contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Liscannor road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilkee, County Clare, Kilrush, Doonbeg, Miltown Malbay
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at St.James Church and Minard Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Glenbeigh (Dooks Beach, Dooks Golf Club, &more), Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory) and Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Cathedral, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and explore the striking landscape at Greenlane Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dingle route tool.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballybunion, Ventry, Listowel, Tralee, Castlegregory
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fermoyle Beach ©
Fermoyle Beach
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert Friary ©
Ardfert Friary

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Uragh Stone Circle are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gleninchaquin Park and Derrynane Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more), Gougane Barra Church (in Gougane Barra) and Kilgarvan motor museum (in Kilgarvan). There's still lots to do: get outside with Ring of Beara, hike along Old Kenmare Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Healy Pass, and see the interesting displays at Allihies Copper Mine Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare visit app.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Waterville, Glengarriff, Valentia Island, Bantry
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

5
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.
Shop till you drop at The Gallery Kinsale and Brigid Shelly Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobh Heritage Centre and Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine. Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Midleton (Ballynamona Beach & Birds of Prey Educational Centre), Fota Island (Fota Island Resort & Fota House & Gardens) and Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online itinerary maker.

Drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Cobh, Ardmore, Youghal, Rosscarbery
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

5
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and Christ Church Cathedral for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and Baginbun Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more), Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy) and Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more). There's still lots to do: take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, learn about all things military at Wexford Gaol, delve into the distant past at Dunbrody Abbey, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Raven Nature Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Wexford itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Wexford takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Wexford, Gorey, New Ross, Arklow, Courtown
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

5
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.
Do your shopping at National Craft Gallery and Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Jerpoint Park and Ormond Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more), Curraghmore House (in Portlaw) and Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Maudlin castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Athassel Priory.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tipperary, Dungarvan, Waterford, County Kilkenny, Clogheen
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

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