9 days in Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On the 18th (Sat), get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin road trip site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Buncrana Beach, kick back and relax at Culdaff Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings 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!.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buncrana trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Buncrana takes 3.5 hours. In January in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilcar.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Culdaff, Five Fingers Strand
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross ©
Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross

1
night
Kilcar

Kilcar
Cill Charthaigh is a Gaeltacht village on the R263 regional road in the south west of County Donegal, Ireland. On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross Head Peninsula and then stroll through Silver Strand Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilcar trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Buncrana to Kilcar by car takes about 2 hours. In January in Kilcar, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilcar

Outdoors Parks 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, stroll through Spanish Point Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then step into the grandiose world of Dromoland Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clare Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ennis travel planner.

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

Things to do in Ennis

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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