59 days in Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin
— 6 nights
2
Dunfanaghy
— 5 nights
3
Galway
— 6 nights
4
Westport
— 5 nights
5
Achill Island
— 4 nights
6
Liscannor
— 4 nights
7
Dingle
— 6 nights
8
Kenmare
— 6 nights
9
Kinsale
— 5 nights
10
Wexford
— 5 nights
11
Kilkenny
— 5 nights

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 Bray Head and Portmarnock Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Kildare (Kildare Village, The Bog of Allen Nature Centre, &more), Pollardstown Fen Nature Reserve (in Newbridge) and Tullamore (Esker Hills Golf Club & Tullamore Dew). There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Military Road, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, steep yourself in history at Russborough House, and see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin.

For ratings and tourist information, read Dublin planning site.

Louisville, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In May, Dublin is little chillier than Louisville - with highs of °F and lows of °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, Bray, Enniskerry
Find places to stay May 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 Fanad Head Lighthouse and The Art House Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Doe Castle and Old Church Dunlewey. Get out of town with these interesting Dunfanaghy side-trips: Carrickabraghy Castle (in Clonmany), Carrick (Carrick River Walk & Slieve League) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Portsalon Beach, examine the collection at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, head outdoors with Ionad Cois Locha, and take in the dramatic natural features at Horn Head.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dunfanaghy trip itinerary tool.

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 °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Donegal, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Dunlewey, Carrick
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Fanad Head Lighthouse ©
Fanad Head Lighthouse

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 Spiddal Craft & Design Studios and Church of Saints Peter & Paul. Let the collections at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum and Connemara Marble Visitor's Center capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Portumna (Portumna Golf Club, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more), Oughterard (Aughnanure Castle, Glengowla Mines, &more) and Dartfield Equestrian Center & Horse Museum (in Loughrea). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ross Errily Friary, and play a few rounds at Galway Golf Club.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Galway day trip site.

Getting from Dunfanaghy to Galway by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in May, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Portumna, Athlone, Oughterard, Gort, Kinvara
Find places to stay May 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
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 The Waterfront Gallery. 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 still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Monk's Fishing House, enjoy the sand and surf at Glassilaun Beach, get engrossed in the history at Hennigan's Heritage Centre, and explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Westport sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sligo, Ballina, Roundstone, Cong, Louisburgh
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 Achill Experience, Aquarium & Visitor Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Keel Beach and Minaun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Achill Island: Belmullet (Dun na mBo, Ceathru Thaidhg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Deserted Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Dugort Beach, explore the historical opulence of Kildavnet Castle, and take in the exciting artwork at The Yellow Lady Design Centre.

To see more things to do, 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 °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for Liscannor on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Belmullet, Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay May 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Deserted Village ©
Deserted Village

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 Hag's Head. Get some cultural insight at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses and Kilbaha Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liscannor: Ladies Beach (in Ballybunion), Kilrush (Scattery Island, St Senan's Church, &more) and Kilkee (Bridges of Ross, Kilkee Waterworld, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Burren way, play a few rounds at Lahinch Golf Club, contemplate the long history of Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations, and take in panoramic vistas at Loop Head Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, 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 °F, while nighttime lows are °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, Miltown Malbay, Doonbeg
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Burren way ©
Burren way
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head

6
nights
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 Kilmalkedar Church and Minard Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows and Blasket Besucherzentrum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dingle: Glenbeigh (Dooks Beach, Dooks Golf Club, &more), Castlegregory (Glanteenassig Wood & Castlegregory Golf Links) and Ballyheigue Castle Golf Club (in Ballyheigue). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, get outside with Dingle Bay, steep yourself in history at Riasc, and take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip planner.

You can drive from Liscannor to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kenmare.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballybunion, Listowel, Ventry, Tralee, Glenbeigh
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmalkedar Church ©
Kilmalkedar Church
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral
Rossbeigh Beach ©
Rossbeigh Beach

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 Holy Cross Church and Gougane Barra Church are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at Gleninchaquin Park and Ring of Beara. Change things up with these side-trips from Kenmare: Kilgarvan motor museum (in Kilgarvan), Castletownbere (Sarah Walker Gallery, Dunboy Castle and Puxley Mansion, &more) and Bantry (Kealkill Megalithic Stone Circle and Standing Stones, Bantry Bay Golf Club, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Derrynane Beach, kick back and relax at Ballinskelligs Beach, examine the collection at Allihies Copper Mine Museum, and delve into the distant past at Three Castle Head.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, 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 °F during the day and °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, Schull, Bantry
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Derrynane Beach ©
Derrynane Beach
Ring of Beara ©
Ring of Beara
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park

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 Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre and Brigid Shelly Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Collegiate Church Of St. Mary. 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). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Ballysaggartmore Towers, get engrossed in the history at Kinsale Regional Museum, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Multose Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kinsale trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Kinsale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kinsale, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. 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

Clonakilty, Cobh, Ardmore, Youghal, Rosscarbery
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Ballysaggartmore Towers ©
Ballysaggartmore Towers
Michael Collins House ©
Michael Collins House
Birds of Prey Educational Centre ©
Birds of Prey Educational Centre

5
nights
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 Our Ladys Island Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Wexford: Gorey (Courtown Woods, Craanford Mills, &more), Courtown (Pirates Cove, Seal Rescue Ireland, &more) and Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Saltee Islands, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Aidan's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, and take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wexford online journey builder.

Drive from Kinsale to Wexford in 3 hours. In June in Wexford, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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 Kilkenny Architectural Salvage & Antiques. Jerpoint Park and Holycross Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kilkenny: Curraghmore House (in Portlaw), Waterford (King of the Vikings, Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, &more) and Tramore (Tramore Golf Club & Tramore Beach). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mitchelstown Cave, admire the verdant scenery at Glen of Aherlow, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip builder app.

You can drive from Wexford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tipperary, Dungarvan, Waterford, Tramore, Clonmel
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

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