16 days in Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in Ireland Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Dublin
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Carrick
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Kilkee
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
Johannesburg

4
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Portmarnock Beach and Sandymount Strand. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the natural beauty at Garden of Remembrance, get a sense of history and politics at General Post Office (GPO), and explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Dublin is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in February, with highs in Dublin at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Buncrana.

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Parks Historic Sites Beaches

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Portmarnock Beach
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St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

3
days
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll get in some beach time at Culdaff Beach and Dunree Bay. Get in touch with nature at Lisfannon Strand and Five Fingers Strand. Go for a jaunt from Buncrana to Falcarragh to see Back Strand Beach about 1:05 hours away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach and enjoy the sea views from Buncrana Lighthouse.

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Getting from Dublin to Buncrana by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Buncrana

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Back Strand Beach, Five Fingers Strand, Culdaff Beach
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Five Fingers Strand ©
Five Fingers Strand

2
days
Carrick

Carrick
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Narin Beach, then look for gifts at Triona Design, and then stroll through Maghera Beach and Caves. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Slieve League and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

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Traveling by car from Buncrana to Carrick takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardara, Narin Beach, Silver Strand Beach
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2
days
Dingle

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church and then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, step off the mainland to explore Great Blasket Island, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach.

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Traveling by car from Carrick to Dingle takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March in Dingle, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kilkee.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Great Blasket Island, Inch Beach
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Coumeenoole Beach ©
Coumeenoole Beach
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

3
days
Kilkee

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Relax by the water at Fanore Beach and Lahinch Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Bridges of Ross. Go for a jaunt from Kilkee to Ballyvaughan to see Aillwee Cave about 1:15 hours away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flaggy Shore, head off the coast to Scattery Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Senan's Church, and identify plant and animal life at Doughmore Bay.

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Getting from Dingle to Kilkee by car takes about 3 hours. In March in Kilkee, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kilrush, Aillwee Cave, Lahinch Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Flaggy Shore
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

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