60 days in Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Wexford
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kilkenny
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kinsale
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Killarney
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dingle
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Ballyvaughan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Louisburgh
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Buncrana
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
Dublin
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre

7
nights
Wexford

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Let the collections at Hook Lighthouse and Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition capture your imagination. Ferns Castle and Tintern Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Wexford side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Enniscorthy), Ballymoney Beach (in Ballymoney) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballinoulart Beach, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and identify plant and animal life at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Wexford planning tool .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Wexford is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Wexford, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in May, expect Wexford to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Gorey, New Ross, Seal Rescue Ireland
Find places to stay May 20 — 27:
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Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Head to Jerpoint Glass Studio and Darcys Treasuresfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford (Waterford Greenway, Kilmurrin Cove, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, step into the grandiose world of Shankill Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and tee off at Mount Juliet Estate.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny visit app .

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Waterford
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Titanic Experience Cobh and Kinsale Regional Museum. Blarney Castle & Gardens and Cobh Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kinsale: Cobh (Tregan Craft Centre & Spike Island) and The English Market (in Cork). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, look for gifts at Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, and take in the exciting artwork at Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Kinsale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Cobh, The English Market, Blarney Castle & Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
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Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

6
nights
Killarney

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Relax by the water at Barleycove Beach and Banna Strand. Head to Kenmare Soap Shop and Skyline Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Glengarriff (Glengarriff Nature Reserve & Garnish Island), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Kenmare (Gleninchaquin Park & The Weavers Shop). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip maker website .

Getting from Kinsale to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Glengarriff, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Barleycove Beach, Banna Strand
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park ©
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

9
nights
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Popular historic sites such as Great Blasket Island and Irish Famine Cottages are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Inch Beach and Ventry Beach. When in Dingle, make a side trip to see Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory, approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 16th (Sat), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in the exciting artwork at Penny's Pottery, look for gifts at John Weldon Jewellers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip app .

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory, Inch Beach, The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 21:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach

5
nights
Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
We've included these beaches for you: Doughmore Bay and Bridges of Ross. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Gleninagh Castle and Fulacht Fiadh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballyvaughan: Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre (in Kilrush), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, admire the natural beauty at Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and kick back and relax at Kilkee Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ballyvaughan trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Dingle to Ballyvaughan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kilkee, Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, Doughmore Bay
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

6
nights
Louisburgh

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Michael Davitt Museum and Belleek Castle Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Cong Heritage Trail and Ashford Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Louisburgh side-trips: Cross Beach Loop Walk (in Belmullet), Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, Drummindoo Stud, & more) and Rosserk Friary (in Ballina). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Lost Valley, head off the coast to Clare Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand, and kick back and relax at Mulranny Strand.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Louisburgh trip builder tool .

Drive from Ballyvaughan to Louisburgh in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Louisburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Westport, Cong, Ballina, Clare Island, Mulranny Strand
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum

5
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get some cultural insight at Donegal Castle and St Mary's Church, Buncrana. Visit Five Fingers Strand and Lisfannon Strand for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Slieve League (in Carrick), Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre (in Clonmany) and Eddie Doherty Tweed (in Ardara). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, look for all kinds of wild species at Inch Wildfowl Reserve, and stroll through Marble Hill Strand.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buncrana online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Louisburgh to Buncrana takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Silver Strand Beach, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Marble Hill Strand, Eddie Doherty Tweed
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 7:
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre

9
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Donore to see Bru na Boinne about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Grafton Street, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library, and examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin route app .

Getting from Buncrana to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buncrana in July, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Dublin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 16:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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