59 days in Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Louisville
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Dublin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Galway
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Westport
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Achill Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Liscannor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Kenmare
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Kinsale
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Wexford
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Kilkenny
— 5 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Louisville

6
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Carrolls Irish Gifts and O'Connell Street. Get in touch with nature at Dublin Mountains and Howth Hills. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve (in Newbridge), Kildare (Kildare Village, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, &more) and Tullamore (Esker Hills Golf Club & Tullamore Dew). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street, examine the collection at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Louisville to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In May, Dublin is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Wicklow, Donore, Kildare, Donabate, Malahide
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:
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The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story ©
The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

5
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Slieve League and The Workhouse. Get some historical perspective at Doe Castle and The Dolmen Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin), Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany) and Carrick River Walk (in Carrick). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park, stroll through Portsalon Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Horn Head, and tee off at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.

Plan my day in Dunfanaghy using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dublin to Dunfanaghy in 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Dunfanaghy, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Donegal, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Carrigart, Dunlewey
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle

6
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Vanda Art Gallery and Church of Saints Peter & Paul. Let the collections at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and Spiddal Craft & Design Studios capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum (in Loughrea), Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more) and Connemara Marble Visitor's Center (in Moycullen). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Galway takes 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, plan for little chillier nights in Galway, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Athlone, Portumna, Gort, Oughterard, Loughrea
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre ©
Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre
Glengowla Mines ©
Glengowla Mines

5
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dog's Bay Beach and Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Do your shopping at Roundstone Ceramics and Marlene's Chocolate Haven. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Roundstone Bay (in Roundstone), Connemara Championship Golf Links (in Ballyconneely) and Mannin Bay Blueway (in Clifden). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glassilaun Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ballintubber Abbey.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Westport route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sligo, Ballina, Roundstone, Cong, Leenane
Find places to stay May 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Keem Bay and Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones. Take a break from the city and head to Dugort Beach and Croaghaun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo, Ceathru Thaidhg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Sli Grainne Mhaol, hike along Woodland Faerie Trail, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and take in the exciting artwork at Ronan Halpin Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Achill Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Westport to Achill Island in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will leave for Liscannor on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Belmullet, Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Cross Beach Loop Walk ©
Cross Beach Loop Walk
Mulranny Strand ©
Mulranny Strand

4
nights
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. Take a break from the city and head to Lahinch Beach and Ladies Beach. Get some cultural insight at Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations and Loop Head Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more), Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts (in Kilbaha) and Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilbaha Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, explore the activities along Doughmore Bay, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and trek along Burren way.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor vacation planning site.

Drive from Achill Island to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Liscannor are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilkee, Kilrush, County Clare, Doonbeg, Miltown Malbay
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
The Burren ©
The Burren
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

6
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Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get a sense of the local culture at St.James Church and Irish Famine Cottages. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue), Glenbeigh (Dooks Beach, Dooks Golf Club, &more) and Glanteenassig Wood (in Castlegregory). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ardfert Cathedral, glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and explore the striking landscape at Greenlane Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dingle route tool.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. June in Dingle sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballybunion, Ventry, Listowel, Tralee, Castlegregory
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fermoyle Beach ©
Fermoyle Beach
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
Ardfert Friary ©
Ardfert Friary

6
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Holy Cross Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gleninchaquin Park and Derrynane Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Kilgarvan motor museum (in Kilgarvan), Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more) and Gougane Barra Church (in Gougane Barra). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ring of Beara, trek along Old Kenmare Road, explore the striking landscape at Healy Pass, and steep yourself in history at Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kenmare planner.

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Skibbereen, Waterville, Glengarriff, Bantry, Valentia Island
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach

5
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at The Gallery Kinsale and Brigid Shelly Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cobh Heritage Centre and Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum. Explore Kinsale's surroundings by going to Glenbower Wood (in Killeagh), Fota Island (Fota Island Resort & Fota House & Gardens) and Midleton (Ballynamona Beach & Birds of Prey Educational Centre). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inchydoney Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church, get engrossed in the history at Skibbereen Heritage Centre, and play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale online itinerary maker.

Drive from Kenmare to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wexford.

Things to do in Kinsale

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cobh, Clonakilty, Ardmore, Youghal, Rosscarbery
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
West Cork Model Railway Village ©
West Cork Model Railway Village

5
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Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Visit The Mill at Avoca Village and Fethard Castle for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club and Ballyheigue Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more), Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more) and Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy). The adventure continues: step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, brush up on your military savvy at Wexford Gaol, stroll through Baginbun Beach, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Raven Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford day trip planning website.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Wexford, Gorey, New Ross, Arklow, Avoca
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Seal Rescue Ireland ©
Seal Rescue Ireland
The Mill at Avoca Village ©
The Mill at Avoca Village
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

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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.
Do your shopping at National Craft Gallery and The Tholsel. Jerpoint Park and Butter Slip are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach), Curraghmore House (in Portlaw) and Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, contemplate the long history of Maudlin castle, step into the grandiose world of Ormond Castle, and explore the ancient world of Athassel Priory.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tipperary, Waterford, Dungarvan, Clogheen, County Kilkenny
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

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