12 days in Sligo, Collooney & County Donegal Itinerary

12 days in Sligo, Collooney & County Donegal Itinerary

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12 days in Sligo, Collooney & County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Sligo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Collooney
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Ardara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Falcarragh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Buncrana
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

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Sligo

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fairy Bridges. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the views from Fairy Bridges.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sligo route website.

Birmingham, UK to Sligo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Birmingham in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sligo: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Collooney.
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Fairy Bridges ©
Fairy Bridges

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Collooney

Collooney ©
Collooney or Coloony is a town in County Sligo, Ireland.TransportCollooney is located just off the N4 (Dublin to Sligo) and N17 (Sligo to Galway) roads, having been bypassed twice, by the N4 in 1998, and the N17 in 1992, and is the meeting point of both roads. On the next day, appreciate the views at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, take in the awesome beauty at Benbulben, and then go for a walk through Gleniff Horseshoe.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Collooney vacation planner.

Collooney is very close to Sligo. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Collooney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sligo, Gleniff Horseshoe
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Gleniff Horseshoe ©
Gleniff Horseshoe
Benbulben ©
Benbulben

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Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. You've added Slieve League, Maghera Beach and Caves, Triona Design, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Donegal Castle and Glencolmcille Folk Village. Explore hidden gems such as Glengesh Pass and Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal. Step out of Ardara to go to Donegal Town and see Donegal Bay Waterbus, which is approximately 30 minutes away.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Ardara road trip website.

Traveling by car from Collooney to Ardara takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Falcarragh.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Slieve League, Crohy Head Sea Arch, Glencolmcille Folk Village
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass
Slieve League ©
Slieve League

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Falcarragh

Falcarragh ©
An Fál Carrach, sometimes called Na Crois Bhealaí is a small Gaeltacht town and townland in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glenveagh National Park, Great Pollet Sea Arch, Fanad Head Lighthouse, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Great Pollet Sea Arch, visit a coastal fixture at Fanad Head Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Errigal, and finally step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Falcarragh trip maker site.

You can drive from Ardara to Falcarragh in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Buncrana.

Things to do in Falcarragh

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Donegal, Letterkenny, Great Pollet Sea Arch, Dunfanaghy Stables
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Muckish Mountain ©
Muckish Mountain

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kinnagoe Bay, Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, Malin Head, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Falcarragh to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

County Donegal, Greencastle, Moville, Oakfield Park, Glenevin Waterfall
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Oakfield Park ©
Oakfield Park
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium ©