51 days in Ireland Itinerary

51 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Dunfanaghy
— 4 nights
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Carrick
— 4 nights
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Galway
— 6 nights
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Achill Island
— 4 nights
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Inishmore
— 2 nights
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Liscannor
— 2 nights
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Dingle
— 6 nights
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Killarney
— 4 nights
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Cork
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny
— 6 nights
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Dublin
— 8 nights

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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Moville Shore Path (in Moville), Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff) and Buncrana (Ned's Point Fort, Father Hegarty Rock, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, snap pictures at Harry Blaney Bridge, head outdoors with Mamore Gap, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ray Church..

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy trip planning site.

Dublin to Dunfanaghy is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in November since evenings lows in Dunfanaghy dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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National Park
Glenveagh National Park
4.7
Scenic Drive
Mamore Gap
4.9

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Carrick

Carrick ©
Carrick is known for outdoors and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Slieve League, hike along Glencolmcille - Tower loop, steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and see the interesting displays at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carrick trip builder site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Carrick in 2 hours. In November in Carrick, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Lookout
Slieve League
4.8
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Studio Donegal
4.8

6
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Galway

Galway ©

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 find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Daniel O'Connell Monument (in Ennis), Corofin (Burren National Park & Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). The adventure continues: ride a horse along Castlefergus Equestrian, see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, make a trip to Quay Street, and stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Galway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Carrick in November, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Galway

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National Park
Burren National Park
4.6

4
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Achill Island

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Achill Island: Moyne Abbey (in Killala), Ballina (Rosserk Friary, Belleek Castle Museum, &more) and Newport Railway Viaduct (in Newport). There's still lots to do: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, explore the activities along Keem Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dugort Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Achill Island trip builder tool.

Getting from Galway to Achill Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 29:
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Water Body
Keem Bay
4.9
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Garden
Westport House
4.1

2
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Inishmore

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, then delve into the distant past at Dun Eochla, and finally delve into the distant past at Teampall Chiarain. Keep things going the next day: stroll through The Wormhole, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inishmore travel route planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Achill Island to Inishmore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Landmark
Teampall Bhean'in
4.9

2
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Liscannor

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get great views at Cliffs of Moher, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, and then steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then stop by The Celtic T Shirt Shop, and then take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Liscannor holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Liscannor takes 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Must see
Kilkee Cliff Walk
4.9
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Lookout
Cliffs of Moher
4.7
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Geologic Formation
The Burren
4.6

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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and cruise along Slea Head Drive.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Must see
Slea Head Drive
5.0
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Scenic Drive
Dingle Peninsula
4.9

4
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Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Beara Way (in Glengarriff) and Kenmare (Old Kenmare Road, Kenmare Lace and Design Centre, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Killarney itinerary builder.

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Killarney are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Must see
Beara Way
4.8
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National Park
Killarney National Park
4.9
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Garden
Muckross House
4.6

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Cork

Cork ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow), Kinsale (Ballinspittle, Kinsale Regional Museum, &more) and Cobh (Lusitania Memorial, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cork online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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Must see
Nano Nagle Place
4.8
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Historic Site
Charles Fort
4.6

6
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Kilkenny

Kilkenny ©

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 find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Waterford (Reginald's Tower, King of the Vikings, &more) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, examine the collection at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny itinerary planner.

Getting from Cork to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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Architectural Building
Tintern Abbey
4.6

8
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Dublin

Dublin ©

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Temple Bar, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dublin tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Neighborhood
Temple Bar
3.7
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Must see
Guinness Storehouse
4.1

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