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 Nano Nagle Place and St. Oliver's Cemetery make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skibbereen Heritage Centre and The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cork: Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, Michael Collins House, &more), Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Doneraile Wildlife Park, look for gifts at Blarney Chocolate Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kilfaughnabeg Christ Church, and admire the natural beauty at Glenview Gardens & Fairy Trail.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker site.

Louisville, USA to Cork is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Louisville to Cork, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Louisville in July, expect nights in Cork to be little chillier, around 53°F, while days are cooler, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Kinsale, Skibbereen, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, St Colman’s Cathedral
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 5:
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Skibbereen Heritage Centre ©
Skibbereen Heritage Centre
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Doneraile Wildlife Park ©
Doneraile Wildlife Park

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 Lough Leane. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Kenmare to see Holy Cross Church about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, play a few rounds at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, stop by Killarney Falconry, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, ratings, reviews, 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 The Carol Cronin Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Greenlane Gallery and St. Mary's Church. When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Kingdom Falconry in Castleisland, approximately Castleisland away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, take in the exciting artwork at Fiadh Woven Design, take a leisurely stroll along Dun Chaoin Pier, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dingle online visit planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ventry, Dun Chaoin Pier, Kingdom Falconry, Mount Brandon, Glenteenassig Forest Park
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 Legend of the Claddagh Ring. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum and James Mitchell Geology Museum. There's lots more to do: trek along The Wormhole, don't miss a visit to The Medieval City Walls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, and deepen your understanding at National University of Ireland-Galway (UCG).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Galway tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dingle to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Galway, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Wormhole, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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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. Attractions like Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and Aughagower Church make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, contemplate the long history of Murrisk Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Westport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail

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.
Family-friendly places like Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection and Donegal County Museum will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Regional Cultural Centre. Explore Letterkenny's surroundings by going to Dunfanaghy (WW2 Memorial and Information Point, The Art House Art Gallery, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Colmcille Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, and appreciate the views at Poison Glen.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Letterkenny day trip site.

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

Things to do in Letterkenny

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Poison Glen
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Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
Donegal County Museum ©
Donegal County Museum

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 The Kilkenny Art Gallery and The Tholsel. Get some historical perspective at Jerpoint Park and St. John the Evangelist Church. There's much more to do: get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at St Marys Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Maudlin castle, and get a sense of history and politics at Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip builder.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Kilkenny in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. 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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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
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 St Kevins Way/Camaderry Short Walk and Macreddin Golf Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Falconry Ireland and Woodenbridge Golf Club. It doesn't end there: hike along The Wicklow Way and get outside with Avondale House & Forest Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vale of Glendalough online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Vale of Glendalough in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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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 Cruagh Wood and Dublin Falconry will get you outdoors. Powerscourt Gardens and House and GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Shankill to see Shankill Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, 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

Dublin Falconry, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Shankill Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 24:
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The Famine Sculptures ©
The Famine Sculptures
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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