9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h
1
Dublin
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Buncrana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilcar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ennis
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dublin Zoo. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Dublin. Traveling from Cape Town in January, expect Dublin to be colder, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Buncrana Beach, then kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Porthaw Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Five Fingers Strand, and then contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buncrana online trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Buncrana in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kilcar.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Five Fingers Strand
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

1
night
Kilcar

Kilcar
Cill Charthaigh is a Gaeltacht village on the R263 regional road in the south west of County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Muckross Head Peninsula and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

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Getting from Buncrana to Kilcar by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kilcar can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilcar

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Silver Strand Beach
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Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula

2
nights
Ennis

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 23rd (Thu), kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach, then kick back and relax at Spanish Point Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then tee off at Dromoland Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clare Abbey.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ennis day trip planner.

You can drive from Kilcar to Ennis in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Ennis can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ennis

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lahinch Beach, Dromoland Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Spanish Point Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

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