60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin
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Castlebar
— 9 nights
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Sligo
— 2 nights
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Westport
— 2 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Doolin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shannon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Limerick
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 3 nights
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Killarney
— 2 nights
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Kenmare
— 1 night
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Kinsale
— 3 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
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Tipperary
— 2 nights
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Waterford
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny
— 2 nights
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Vale of Glendalough
— 2 nights
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Wicklow
— 2 nights
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Dublin
— 11 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum and then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

Make your Dublin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Dublin, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Dublin at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Castlebar.
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

Castlebar — 9 nights

Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castlebar: Killala (Rathfran Abbey, Ross Beach, &more), Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong, Ashford Castle, &more) and Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, don't miss a visit to Ceide Fields, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the landmark architecture of Rosserk Friary.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Castlebar vacation app.

You can drive from Dublin to Castlebar in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.
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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 24:

Sligo — 2 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Rosses Point, go deep underground at Arigna Mining Experience, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glencar Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea, then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Voya Seaweed Baths.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sligo tour planning site.

You can drive from Castlebar to Sligo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Castlebar in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sligo, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Westport.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Westport — 2 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 27th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, then take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive, and then explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Westport House, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and then make a trip to Croagh Patrick.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Sligo to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sligo in March since evenings lows in Westport dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Galway.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Galway — 4 nights

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: Curraghduff Farm (in Oughterard) and Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong). Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Wild Atlantic Way, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, walk around Eyre Square, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway route builder.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Inishmore.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

Inishmore — 2 nights

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 2nd (Sat), stop by Lia Arann, contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Eoghanachta. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair and then discover the deep blue sea with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Inishmore online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Doolin.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Doolin — 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 4th (Mon): hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, and finally don't miss a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen.

Discover how to plan a Doolin trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. April in Doolin sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shannon.
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Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Shannon — 2 nights

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tee off at Dromoland Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Craggaunowen, and then explore the historical opulence of Knappogue Castle. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Atlantic Air Adventures, then look for gifts at The Lawrence Collection, and then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shannon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Shannon takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Shannon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Limerick.
Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 7:

Limerick — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
When in Limerick, make a side trip to see Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Foynes, approximately Foynes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Old Irish Ways, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Thomond Park Stadium, and stop by Adare Heritage Centre.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick online route planner.

Limerick is just a stone's throw from Shannon. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Dingle — 3 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.
Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours
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Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Killarney — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kenmare.
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Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
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Kenmare — 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Thu), stroll around Gleninchaquin Park, then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, and then take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kenmare trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kenmare in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kinsale.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 15:

Kinsale — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, West Cork Model Railway Village, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, get a taste of the local shopping with The Gallery Kinsale, and tee off at Old Head Golf Links.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale holiday site.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Kinsale sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.
Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

Cork — 4 nights

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.
Cork is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton, make a trip to Blarney Stone, and take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cork road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Cork sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tipperary.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Tipperary — 2 nights

Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. On the 23rd (Sat), Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and then appreciate the views at Glen of Aherlow. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and then get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tipperary online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cork to Tipperary takes 1.5 hours. In April in Tipperary, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Waterford.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:

Waterford — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, steep yourself in history at Reginald's Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Mount Congreve House and Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Waterford Greenway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Waterford route planning app.

Drive from Tipperary to Waterford in an hour. April in Waterford sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Kilkenny — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally paddle through the water with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally savor the flavors at Royal Oak Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train; or drive. In April in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Vale of Glendalough.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Vale of Glendalough — 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Glenmacnass Waterfall, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wicklow Mountains National Park, and then cruise along Military Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glendalough Cathedral, and then surround yourself with nature on Vagabond Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vale of Glendalough trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vale of Glendalough, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Wicklow.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Wicklow — 2 nights

Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House, take in the dramatic scenery at Powerscourt Waterfall, and then explore the world behind art at Russborough House. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Mill at Avoca Village, then admire the natural beauty at Mount Usher Gardens, and then trek along The Wicklow Way.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Wicklow trip planner.

Wicklow is very close to Vale of Glendalough. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

Dublin — 11 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Howth (Ireland's Eye Ferries & Howth Head), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Celtic Rider (in Kill). Explore Dublin further: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wicklow to Dublin in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay May 2 — 13:

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.