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. Appreciate the collections at Roscommon County Museum and The Claypipe Visitor Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre and Multyfarnham Friary. Explore Carrick-on-Shannon's surroundings by going to Sacred Heart Church (in Roscommon), Town and Country Interiors Athleague (in Athleague) and Bear Essentials/Silver Bear Centre (in Bawnboy). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at Liptons Clones, sample the tasty concoctions at Carrig Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Creevelea Friary, and make a trip to Drumanone Portal Tomb.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carrick-on-Shannon trip itinerary planner.

Columbus, USA to Carrick-on-Shannon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Carrick-on-Shannon is 5 hours. Traveling from Columbus in October, you will find days in Carrick-on-Shannon are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ardara.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:

Ardara — 5 nights

Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Popular historic sites such as Glenveagh Castle and Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Kennedy of Ardara and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry), Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh) and Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar). There's still lots to do: stop by John Molloy Limited, kick back and relax at Five Fingers Strand, stroll through Marble Hill Strand, and pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ardara vacation planning website.

You can drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ardara in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Carrick-on-Shannon in October since evenings lows in Ardara dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Sligo.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:

Sligo — 6 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandhill Beach and Streedagh Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hazelwood House and Mullaney Brothers. Venture out of the city with trips to Hennigan's Heritage Centre (in Swinford), Carrowmore Beach (in Carrowmore-Lacken) and Ballina (Fr. Peyton Centre & Rosserk Friary). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Coleman Music Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Dunmoran Strand, step into the grandiose world of Moygara Castle, and contemplate the long history of Creevykeel Court Tomb.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ardara to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. October in Sligo sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burren National Park and Chapel Lane Market. Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and White Strand Beach. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Standun (in Spiddal), McKernan Woollen Mills (in Tuamgraney) and The Celtic T Shirt Shop (in Lahinch). There's still lots to do: explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago, steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Sligo to Galway by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galway, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clifden.
Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Clifden — 6 nights

The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Get some historical perspective at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and The Lost Valley. Get outdoors at The Great Western Greenway and Renvyle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Clifden side-trips: Mulranny Strand (in Mulranny), Parade (in Newport) and Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane). The adventure continues: stop by Cottage Handcrafts, take in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics, play a few rounds at Connemara Championship Golf Links, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach.

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You can drive from Galway to Clifden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Castletownbere.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping
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Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

Castletownbere — 3 nights

Castletownbere is a town in County Cork in Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarah Walker Gallery and Mill Cove Gallery. Head to The White House Gallery & Cafe and The Great & Cofor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Castletownbere: Ballinskelligs Beach (in Ballinskelligs), Brushwood Studios (in Sneem) and Uragh Stone Circle (in Tuosist). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Skellig Gift Store, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ballyrisode Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Castletownbere using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Castletownbere takes 5.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Castletownbere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.
Shopping · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

Dingle — 6 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to Tig Aine and Strand House Cafefor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Penny's Pottery and Dingle Artworks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Cahersiveen (Quinlans Fish Shop, The Anchor Bar, &more) and Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha). Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon, look for gifts at Holden Leathergoods, and shop like a local with Original Kerry Craft Centre.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Castletownbere to Dingle takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.
Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:

Killarney — 5 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ross Castle and Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Ballybunion (The Nuns Beach & Ladies Beach), Belgians Chocolatier (in Tralee) and Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, look for gifts at Kenmare Soap Shop, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Killarney day trip tool.

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. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cork.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Cork — 5 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 City Gaol and The Gallery Kinsale will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Inchydoney Beach and Fota Wildlife Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Coolavokig Pottery (in Macroom) and Kinsale (Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, Koko, &more). The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, browse the different shops at Wilton Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Bunker Vinyl and Studio.

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

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Ardmore.
Shopping · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 14:

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. Get some historical perspective at Mount Melleray Abbey and Ardmore Round Tower. Step out of the city life by going to Knockmealdown Mountains and Ballyquin Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Ardmore side-trips: Ballysaggartmore Towers (in Lismore), Woodstown Strand (in Woodstown) and Stephen Pearce (in Shanagarry). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Brigid Shelly Gallery, stop by Criostal na Rinne, get a taste of the local shopping with Jack O'Patsy Pottery, and admire all the interesting features of The Vee.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ardmore online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cork to Ardmore in 1.5 hours. In November in Ardmore, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:

Kilkenny — 5 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.
Head to Olde Shillelagh Stick Maker and The Gaslamp Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hook Lighthouse and Ormond Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Ahenny High Crosses (in Tipperary) and New Ross Book Shelter (in New Ross). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, stop by Cushendale Woollen Mills, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Leinster, and explore the historical opulence of Shankill Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ardmore to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 22:

Dublin — 7 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chester Beatty and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Visit Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel tool.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 29:

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.