60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Carrick-on-Shannon
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Carrick-on-Shannon
— 3 nights
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Ardara
— 5 nights
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Sligo
— 6 nights
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Galway
— 4 nights
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Clifden
— 6 nights
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Castletownbere
— 3 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 5 nights
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Cork
— 5 nights
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Ardmore
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny
— 5 nights
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Dublin
— 7 nights
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Carrick-on-Shannon — 3 nights

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Multyfarnham Friary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elphin Windmill and Glenview Folk Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrick-on-Shannon: Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague), Roscommon (Roscommon County Museum, Sacred Heart Church, &more) and Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Creevelea Friary, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Carrig Brewing Company, look for gifts at Mulveys House Of Gifts, and don't miss a visit to Drumanone Portal Tomb.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Carrick-on-Shannon trip planner.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Columbus to Carrick-on-Shannon. Traveling from Columbus in July, you will find days in Carrick-on-Shannon are colder (20°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ardara.
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Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Ballagh Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenveagh Castle and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardara: Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar). There's still lots to do: stroll through Silver Strand Beach, kick back and relax at Narin Beach, look for gifts at Kennedy of Ardara, and appreciate the history behind Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ardara day trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ardara are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sligo.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

Sligo — 6 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Visit Moygara Castle and Rosserk Friary for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to Strandhill Beach and Carrowmore Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Fr. Peyton Centre (in Ballina), Ross Beach (in Killala) and Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Coleman Music Centre, kick back and relax at Dunmoran Strand, tour the pleasant surroundings at Streedagh Beach, and view the masterpieces at Hazelwood House.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. In July in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 22:

Galway — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Burren National Park and Spanish Point Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Fanore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney), The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch) and Standun (in Spiddal). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, look for gifts at Sceal Eile Books, explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, and stroll through White Strand Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Clifden.
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Clifden — 6 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
You'll explore and learn at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery and Roundstone Ceramics. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Mannin Bay Blueway. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: The Great Western Greenway (in Westport), Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane) and Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, look for gifts at Connemara Blue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Renvyle Beach, and kick back and relax at Silver Strand.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Clifden journey planner.

Getting from Galway to Clifden by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Castletownbere.
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Castletownbere — 3 nights

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Get outdoors at Ballyrisode Beach and Ballinskelligs Beach. Get some cultural insight at Sarah Walker Gallery and The White House Gallery & Cafe. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist), Skellig Gift Store (in Waterville) and Brushwood Studios (in Sneem). The adventure continues: stop by The Great & Co, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Mill Cove Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Castletownbere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Clifden to Castletownbere by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dingle.
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Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit Riasc and Leacanabuaile Fort for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Slea Head Drive and Wine Strand Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dingle: Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop & The Anchor Bar) and Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, explore the galleries of Dingle Artworks, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dingle online journey planner.

Getting from Castletownbere to Dingle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Killarney.
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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:

Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ladies Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee), The Nuns Beach (in Ballybunion) and Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee). Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and stop by Skyline Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork — 5 nights

Rebel City

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.
Visit Cork City Gaol and Charles Fort for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and The Gallery Kinsale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Inchydoney Beach (in Clonakilty), Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom) and Kinsale (Koko, The Canvas Works, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Records and Relics, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wilton Shopping Centre.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cork trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ardmore.
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Ardmore — 3 nights

Ardmore is a seaside resort and fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland, not far from Youghal on the south coast of Ireland, with a population of around 330, although this varies with the tourist season. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ardmore Pottery & Gallery and Ballyquin Beach. Do your shopping at Brigid Shelly Gallery and Criostal na Rinne. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardmore: Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown), Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry) and Clogheen (Knockmealdown Mountains & The Vee). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey, steep yourself in history at Ballysaggartmore Towers, and take in the exciting artwork at Jack O'Patsy Pottery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ardmore trip website.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in an hour. In August in Ardmore, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Kilkenny.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hook Lighthouse and Ormond Castle. Popular historic sites such as St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower and Shankill Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), New Ross Book Shelter (in New Ross) and Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, stop by Zozimus Bookshop, view the masterpieces at The Gaslamp Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip website.

Traveling by car from Ardmore to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Dublin.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Guinness Storehouse and Wicklow Mountains National Park are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chester Beatty and Jam Art Factory. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Bru na Boinne, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 4:

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.
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