10 days in Westport & County Donegal Itinerary

10 days in Westport & County Donegal Itinerary

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Westport
— 1 night
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Letterkenny
— 2 nights
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Buncrana
— 1 night
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Malin Head
— 1 night
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Dunfanaghy
— 1 night
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Killybegs
— 2 nights
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Donegal Town
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Westport

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, then examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, and finally cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

Plan trip to Westport with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Limerick to Westport is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Westport can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Westport

Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 2 nights
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tropical World, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal, explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny online journey planner.

You can drive from Westport to Letterkenny in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Buncrana.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Buncrana

— 1 night
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bocan Stone Circle, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Dunree Military Museum, and then head outdoors with Mamore Gap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Buncrana Beach, then delve into the distant past at Grianan Of Aileach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, and finally admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buncrana online attractions planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Buncrana in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Buncrana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Malin Head.

Things to do in Buncrana

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malin Head

— 1 night
To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Malin Head trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Malin Head takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Malin Head can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Dunfanaghy on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Malin Head

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Dunfanaghy

— 1 night
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dunfanaghy trip planner.

You can drive from Malin Head to Dunfanaghy in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Killybegs.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Killybegs

— 2 nights
Killybegs is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Killybegs route maker website.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Killybegs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Killybegs sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Killybegs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Donegal Town

— 1 night
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ireland, get a new perspective on things with Donegal Bay Waterbus, then stop by Magee 1866, and finally make a trip to Lough Eske. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Fairy Bridges, make a trip to Mullaghmore Coast, and then make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town travel route builder site.

Donegal Town is just a short distance from Killybegs. In September, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

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.