60 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Louisville, United States
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sligo, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Westport, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Clifden, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Liscannor, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Cork, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
12
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
13
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Louisville, United States

4
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ulster Museum and National Trust - Florence Court. Do some cultural sightseeing at SS Nomadic and The Abingdon Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Ring of Gullion (in Crossmaglen), Basil Sheils (in Tassagh) and Newry Cathedral (in Newry). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at HMS Caroline, stroll through Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, get advice or help at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, and steep yourself in history at National Trust - Crom.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary planner.

Louisville, USA to Belfast is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. When traveling from Louisville in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Belfast: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniskillen, Downpatrick, Newcastle, Armagh, Comber
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

2
nights
Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Portstewart Strand - National Trust and then admire the natural beauty at Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Portrush Whiterocks Beach, kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand, hike along Causeway Coastal Walk, stroll through Portrush West Strand, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and finally cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Portrush travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Belfast to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Portrush can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Castlerock, Ballintoy, County Antrim, Bushmills
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

4
nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Get in touch with nature at Strandhill Beach and Tobernalt Holy Well. You'll explore and learn at Glenview Folk Museum and Local Hands Art Gallery & Gift Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Adventure Open Farm (in Ballyshannon), Sean MacDiarmada's House (in Kiltyclogher) and Donegal Castle (in Donegal Town). There's still lots to do: stroll through Knocknarea, get outside with The Lough Gill Drive, steep yourself in history at Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre, and make a trip to Rosses Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Portrush to Sligo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Sligo, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Drumcliff, Killybegs, Ballyshannon, Adventure Gently, Costello Memorial Chapel
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea

5
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get outdoors at Atlantic Drive on Achill Island and The Lost Valley. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Great Western Greenway and Keel Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Mulranny (Mulranny Saltmarsh & Mulranny Strand), Achill Island (Sli Grainne Mhaol, Achill Heritage Centre, &more) and Dugort Beach (in Dugort). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, and work some fitness into your day at Belleek Castle Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Westport road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sligo in August, Westport is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Achill Island, Cong, Belmullet, Ballina, Castlebar
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

2
nights
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Gothic Chapel and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Dog's Bay Beach, explore the activities along Roundstone Bay, browse the exhibits of Roundstone Ceramics, then relax in the rural setting at Dan O'Hara's Homestead Farm, then step into the grandiose world of Aughnanure Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Glengowla Mines.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Clifden online attractions planner.

Drive from Westport to Clifden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Roundstone, County Galway, Oughterard, Letterfrack, Kylemore
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd
Dog's Bay Beach ©
Dog's Bay Beach

6
nights
Galway, Ireland

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 Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Salthill Promenade. Visit Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and Galway Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Portumna (Portumna Forest Park, The Irish Workhouse Centre, &more), Royal Abbey of Cong (in Cong) and Athlone (Glendeer Pet Farm, Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Clifden to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Liscannor.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athlone, Gort, County Galway, Portumna, Spiddal
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kayaking & Canoeing

5
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

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. Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Ladies Beach. Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations and The Burren Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kilrush (St Senan's Church, Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre, &more), Kilkee (Kilbaha Lighthouse, Bridges of Ross, &more) and Kilbaha (Loop Head Lighthouse & Kilbaha Gallery & Crafts). There's much more to do: stroll through Lahinch Beach, hike along Burren way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses, and steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liscannor trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kilkee, County Clare, Kilrush, Miltown Malbay, Doonbeg
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren

3
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Saint Mary's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at King John's Castle and Askeaton Friary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limerick: Foynes Flying Boat Museum (in Foynes), Aughinish Alumina Nature Trail (in Askeaton) and Shannon Golf Club (in Shannon). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Augustinian Friary, see the interesting displays at Thomas Fitzgerald Center, and play a few rounds at Ballyneety Golf Club.

To find out how to plan a trip to Limerick, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liscannor to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kilmallock, Bruff, Askeaton, Bunratty, Ennis
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Foynes Flying Boat Museum ©
Foynes Flying Boat Museum

6
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Skellig Michael and Riasc. Shop till you drop at The Carol Cronin Gallery and Dingle Artworks. Venture out of the city with trips to Kingdom Falconry (in Castleisland), Skellig Ring Scenic Drive (in Portmagee) and Dursey Island (in Crookhaven). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, get outside with Slea Head Drive, and see the interesting displays at The Great Blasket Centre and Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dingle planner.

Drive from Limerick to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Dunquin, Castlegregory
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
Skellig Michael ©
Skellig Michael
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
St. Mary's Cathedral and Cahergall Fort are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Kerry Cliffs and The Kerry Way. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Ardfert Cathedral (in Ardfert), Tralee (Banna Strand, Kerry County Museum, &more) and Ballybunion Golf Club (in Ballybunion). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk, admire the natural beauty at Bantry House & Garden, kick back and relax at Derrynane Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skelligs Rock.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip maker website.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kenmare, Tralee, Glengarriff, Portmagee, Glenbeigh
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk

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Cork, Ireland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cork City Gaol and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cobh Heritage Centre and St. Anne's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cork: Timoleague Franciscan Friary (in Timoleague), St. John's Church (in Buttevant) and Clonakilty (Birthplace of Michael Collins, West Cork Model Railway Village, &more). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Spike Island, contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cork trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinsale, Ardmore, Clonakilty, Cobh, Skibbereen
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rock of Cashel and Hore Abbey. Get some cultural insight at Cahir Castle and Kilkenny Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Tramore Beach (in Tramore), Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Waterford (Waterford Greenway, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny online holiday maker.

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterford, Cashel, Enniscorthy, Tipperary, Gorey
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glendalough Cathedral and Wicklow Mountains National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Enniskerry (Powerscourt Gardens and House & St. Patrick's Church), Bray (Bray Head & Cliff Walk Car Park Bray) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, steep yourself in history at Newgrange, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin online tour planner.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Avoca, Enniskerry, Howth, Vale of Glendalough, Bray
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
14 Henrietta Street ©
14 Henrietta Street

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