60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Louisville
+4
Fly + Bus + Tram + Foot + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Cork
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Killarney
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dingle
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Galway
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Westport
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Letterkenny
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Kilkenny
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Vale of Glendalough
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Dublin
— 8 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Louisville

8
nights
Cork

Cork ©
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.
Attractions like Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail and Collins Barracks Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nano Nagle Place and Michael Collins House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre & West Cork Regional Museum), Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church (in Glandore) and St Colman’s Cathedral (in Cobh). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Doneraile Wildlife Park, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crawford Art Gallery, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cork online holiday planner.

Louisville, USA to Cork is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Louisville to Cork, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cork: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Kinsale, Skibbereen, The Donkey Sanctuary, Doneraile Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 5:
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park
Michael Collins House ©
Michael Collins House

9
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Appreciate the collections at Peter Cox Photography Gallery and The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography. Get in touch with nature at Kerry Cliffs and The Black Valley. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, cast your line with a fishing tour, and sample the tasty concoctions at Killarney Brewing Company.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip maker site.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. August in Killarney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Kerry Cliffs
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Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
The Kerry Way ©
The Kerry Way
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

6
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Riasc and Dun Chaoin Pier. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Minard Castle and Greenlane Gallery. When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Kingdom Falconry in Castleisland, approximately Castleisland away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Brandon, get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, and delve into the lush surroundings at Glenteenassig Forest Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle journey maker.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ventry, Dun Chaoin Pier, Glenteenassig Forest Park, Mount Brandon, Kingdom Falconry
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 20:
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Mount Brandon ©
Mount Brandon
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock and The Medieval City Walls. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum and The Legend of the Claddagh Ring. There's much more to do: hike along The Wormhole, explore the historical opulence of Oranmore Castle, stop by Galway Docks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, The Wormhole
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 27:
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Oranmore Castle ©
Oranmore Castle

6
nights
Westport

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marlene's Chocolate Haven and The Quay Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ballintubber Abbey and St Mary's Church. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aughagower Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Clew Bay Heritage Centre.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Westport trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Galway to Westport by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Murrisk Abbey, Ballintubber Abbey
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 2:
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Murrisk Abbey ©
Murrisk Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey
Ballintubber Abbey

4
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Regional Cultural Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Colmcille Heritage Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: Dunfanaghy (WW2 Memorial and Information Point, The Art House Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, appreciate the views at Poison Glen, and see the interesting displays at Donegal County Museum.

Start your trip to Letterkenny by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Westport to Letterkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Poison Glen
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 6:
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Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
Marble Hill Strand ©
Marble Hill Strand

7
nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Jerpoint Park and Kilfane Church. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John the Evangelist Church, and get a sense of history and politics at Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Kilkenny in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip

3
nights
Vale of Glendalough

Vale of Glendalough ©
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Get outdoors at The Wicklow Way and Woodenbridge Golf Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk and Falconry Ireland. There's more to do: trek along Avondale House & Forest Park and play a few rounds at Macreddin Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vale of Glendalough online trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vale of Glendalough are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arklow, The Wicklow Way, Avondale House & Forest Park, Macreddin Golf Club
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The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Falconry Ireland ©
Falconry Ireland
Avondale House & Forest Park ©
Avondale House & Forest Park

8
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.
Visiting Shankill Beach and Dublin Falconry will get you outdoors. Christ Church Cathedral and Chester Beatty are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Enniskerry to see Powerscourt Gardens and House about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Shankill Beach, Dublin Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 24:
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Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty
The Irish  Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience ©
The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience

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