60 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland & Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Wexford, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Glengarriff, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 10 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
7
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  1​h 45​min
8
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  1​h 45​min
9
Galway, Ireland
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Ballina, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

9
nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Irish Military War Museum (in Starinagh), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Trim Castle (in Trim). There's lots more to do: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planning site .

Washington DC, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Dublin is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get much colder in Dublin: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Malahide Castle, Trim Castle, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Hill of Tara (Temair), Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

3
nights
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Appreciate the collections at Hook Lighthouse and Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition. Visit Ferns Castle and St. Aidan's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wexford: New Ross (Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience & Kennedy Homestead). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tintern Abbey, identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park, stroll through Curracloe Beach, and admire the striking features of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Wexford online travel route planner .

Getting from Dublin to Wexford by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Wexford are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross, Hook Lighthouse, Curracloe Beach
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Bishop's Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Kilkenny Castle and Jerpoint Park will appeal to history buffs. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Waterford (Reginald's Tower, The Viking Triangle, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Brewery Tour Kilkenny.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, The Devils Menu, Kells Priory
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
Kinsale, Ireland

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.
Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cobh Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Titanic Experience Cobh and Cobh Heritage Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Cork (University College Cork, Cork City Gaol, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography, and play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Kinsale holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cobh, Cork, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

6
nights
Glengarriff, Ireland

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. Get some historical perspective at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Skellig Michael. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glengarriff: Kenmare (Kenmare Soap Shop, Stone Circle, & more), Derrynane Beach (in Caherdaniel) and Killarney (Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, & more). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, explore the ancient world of Drombeg Stone Circle, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, and look for gifts at Skyline Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glengarriff road trip app .

Getting from Kinsale to Glengarriff by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney, Kenmare, County Kerry, Derrynane Beach, Sherkin Island
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 27:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

10
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Appreciate the collections at The Great Blasket Centre and Island and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne. Your inner history buff will appreciate Great Blasket Island and Irish Famine Cottages. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 2nd (Thu), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Glengarriff to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. In July in Dingle, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Ventry, Castlegregory, Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Jul 27 — Aug 6:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
The Great Blasket Centre and Island ©

2
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

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. On the 6th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Ennis Friary and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort, then experience rural life at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Liscannor trip app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Liscannor takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Liscannor are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Caherconnell Stone Fort, Burren National Park, Ennis Friary
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Caherconnell Stone Fort ©
Caherconnell Stone Fort

1
night
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
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 8th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, and then hike along The Worm Hole (Poll na bPeist). On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach.

Start your trip to Inishmore by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Liscannor to Inishmore takes 2 hours. August in Inishmore sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eochla ©
Dun Eochla

8
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Cong Abbey are in your itinerary. Derryglad Folk & Heritage Museum and Galway City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Dunguaire Castle (in Kinvara), Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane) and Cong (The Cong Heritage Trail & Ashford Castle). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, make a trip to Quay Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Galway tour planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cong, Killary Sheep Farm, Corcomroe Abbey, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 17:
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Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

5
nights
Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Popular historic sites such as Ceide Fields and Belleek Castle Museum are in your itinerary. Michael Davitt Museum and The North Mayo Heritage Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Westport (The Great Western Greenway & Drummindoo Stud), Slieve League (in Carrick) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Ballina takes 2 hours. When traveling from Galway in August, plan for little chillier days in Ballina, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Westport, Moyne Abbey, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Ceide Fields, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
The North Mayo Heritage Centre ©
The North Mayo Heritage Centre
Hennigan's Heritage Centre ©
Hennigan's Heritage Centre

7
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Giant's Causeway and City Walls. Museum-lovers will appreciate Titanic Belfast and HMS Caroline. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Clough Castle (in Clough), Kinbane Castle (in Ballycastle) and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy). There's lots more to do: get outside with Causeway Coastal Route, contemplate the long history of Mount Stewart House, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belfast trip app .

You can drive from Ballina to Belfast in 3.5 hours. August in Belfast sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Magherafelt, Bushmills, Clough Castle, Mourne Mountains, Mount Stewart
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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