60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland trip builder

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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Waterford
— 6 nights
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Kinsale
— 5 nights
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Killarney
— 6 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Limerick
— 3 nights
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Doolin
— 5 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Westport
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Kilkenny

— 5 nights

Marble City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny day trip app.

Chicago, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Kilkenny is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Kilkenny hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

Waterford

— 6 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.
Explore Waterford's surroundings by going to Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Wexford (Tintern Abbey & Our Ladys Island Lake). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, admire the natural beauty at John F. Kennedy Arboretum, don't miss a visit to Mount Congreve House and Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Waterford online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 29:

Kinsale

— 5 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 Kinsale's surroundings by going to Cobh (President John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, St Colman’s Cathedral, &more) and Birds of Prey Educational Centre (in Midleton). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, don't miss a visit to Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, and stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Killarney

— 6 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kenmare (Holy Cross Church, Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, &more), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and hike along Beara Way.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney day trip app.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Dingle

— 6 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Skellig Ring Scenic Drive in Portmagee, approximately Portmagee away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Sun) at Skellig Michael. There's lots more to do: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, look for gifts at Brian de Staic Jeweller, get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, and delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Limerick

— 3 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ennis (The Woollen Market & Ennis Friary) and Quin Abbey (in Quin). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, examine the collection at Old Irish Ways, and admire the natural beauty at Terranova Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Limerick road trip planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Limerick, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Doolin

— 5 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doolin: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Father Ted's House (in Burren National Park) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). Spend the 21st (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, and walk around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Doolin trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Doolin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 23:

Galway

— 6 nights

City of the Tribes

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: Cong (Monk's Fishing House, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more), The Irish Workhouse Centre (in Portumna) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, pause for some photo ops at Galway City Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Westport

— 5 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Westport: The Lost Valley (in Silver Strand), Keem Bay (in Dooagh) and Ballina (Gore Knox Monument, Rosserk Friary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, and admire the natural beauty at Westport House.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Westport planner.

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Sligo

— 5 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Slieve League (in Carrick), Downpatrick Head (in Ballycastle) and Lough Eske (in Donegal Town). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Mount Errigal, take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sligo Abbey, and explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle.

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Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Dublin

— 7 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Celtic Rider (in Kill) and Vagabond Tours (in Greystones). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin route planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in July, you will find days in Dublin are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are little chillier (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

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.