60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Dublin
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
Letterkenny
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Ballina
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Galway
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Dingle
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kenmare
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Waterford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
San Francisco

9
days
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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Dublin Castle and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, and see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin.

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San Francisco, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Dublin. In January, Dublin is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bru na Boinne, Malahide Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

5
days
Letterkenny

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Art House and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection. Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Doe Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: Marble Hill Strand (in Dunfanaghy), Beltany Stone Circle (in Raphoe) and Ray Church. (in Falcarragh). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Eunan's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, and take a memorable drive along Kinnagoe Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Letterkenny online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Dublin to Letterkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. In January in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Letterkenny

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Buncrana, County Donegal, Dunfanaghy, Raphoe, Ray Church.
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Marble Hill Strand ©
Marble Hill Strand
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral

5
days
Ballina

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The North Mayo Heritage Centre and Knock Museum. Visit Rosserk Friary and Moyne Abbey for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Ballina side-trips: Westport (The Quay Gallery & Holy Trinity Church), Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford) and Newport (Rockfleet / Carraigahowley Castle, Burrishoole Abbey, & more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, pause for some photo ops at Gore Knox Monument, don't miss a visit to Ceide Fields, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Muredach's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip planner .

You can drive from Letterkenny to Ballina in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Letterkenny in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 36°F in Ballina. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Ballina

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Newport, Castlebar, County Mayo, Killala, Westport
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

7
days
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.
Let the collections at Galway Arts Centre and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Killone Abbey and Corcomroe Abbey are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Clare Abbey (in Ennis) and Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb (in Caherconnell). On the 25th (Fri), spend a cool day on the water with Charter Ireland. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Mooghaun Hill Fort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, and explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle.

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Traveling by car from Ballina to Galway takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Galway are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

County Clare, Cong, Ennis, Corofin, St. Mary's Church, Ballinrobe
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Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

8
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Rahinnane Castle and Caherconree Fort are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne and The Carol Cronin Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Dingle: Castlegregory (Castlegregory Golf Links & Original Kerry Craft Centre). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Riasc, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, view the masterpieces at Penny's Pottery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle attractions planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula, Dunquin, Ventry, Tig Aine
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Rahinnane Castle ©
Rahinnane Castle
St.James Church ©
St.James Church
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

5
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and Our Lady's Well. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ross Castle and Norman McCloskey Photography. Explore Kenmare's surroundings by going to Killarney (Killarney National Park & Innisfallen Island) and Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra). Spend a day of island exploring on the 7th (Thu) at Skellig Michael. The adventure continues: take in the views from Cromwell's Bridge, look for gifts at The Weavers Shop, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Uragh Stone Circle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kenmare day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Kenmare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Killarney, Skellig Michael, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Uragh Stone Circle
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

4
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as Blarney Castle & Gardens and Charles Fort are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Kinsale Regional Museum and Cork City Gaol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kinsale: Cobh (Colmans Cathedral Ireland, Cobh Cathedral, & more) and Cloyne Cathedral (in Cloyne). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, look for gifts at Giles Norman Photography Gallery, savor the flavors at Ballinspittle, and step into the grandiose world of Barryscourt Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online route maker .

Getting from Kenmare to Kinsale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Cobh, Barryscourt Castle, Cloyne Cathedral, Cork City Gaol, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

5
days
Waterford

Waterford ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and King of the Vikings VR. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity and Christ Church Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Waterford: Athassel Priory (in Tipperary), Ballysaggartmore Towers (in Lismore) and Swiss Cottage (in Cahir). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, browse the range of quality goods at Waterford Shopping Centre Lisduggan, don't miss a visit to The Viking Triangle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Congreve House and Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip itinerary website .

Drive from Kinsale to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in February, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Ballysaggartmore Towers, Swiss Cottage, Cahir Castle, Athassel Priory
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Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

5
days
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ballyhack Castle and The Bull Ring. Appreciate the collections at Hook Lighthouse and Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunbrody Abbey (in Campile), Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy) and Ferns (Boolavogue Fr. Murphy Centre & Ferns Castle). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Leinster, and step into the grandiose world of Slade Castle.

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Traveling by car from Waterford to Wexford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Wexford are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Ferns, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Hook Lighthouse
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Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

6
days
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Let the collections at Edmund Rice Heritage Centre and Rothe House and Garden capture your imagination. When in Kilkenny, make a side trip to see Rock of Cashel in Cashel, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Shankill Castle, admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Callan Workhouse.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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