10 days in County Donegal Itinerary

10 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal trip planner

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Buncrana
— 2 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
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Donegal Town
— 4 nights
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Buncrana

— 2 nights
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Step out of Buncrana to go to Carrick and see Carrick River Walk, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, enjoy the sea views from Buncrana Lighthouse, admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, and make a trip to Bocan Stone Circle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buncrana route planner.

Dublin to Buncrana is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Buncrana are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy

— 3 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Hornhead Loop, take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, explore the activities along Dunfanaghy Bay, and stroll through Marble Hill Strand.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Donegal Town

— 4 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donegal Town: Slieve League (in Carrick), Studio Donegal (in Kilcar) and Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, don't miss a visit to Rory Gallagher Statue, delve into the distant past at Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), and browse the exhibits of Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Donegal Town vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Donegal Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

County Donegal travel guide

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Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.