13 days in County Donegal Itinerary

13 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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13 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  4​h
1
Buncrana
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Dunlewey
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ardara
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Dublin

4
nights
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Family-friendly places like Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre and Dunree Bay will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buncrana: Five Fingers Strand (in Malin), Culdaff Beach (in Culdaff) and Oakfield Park (in Raphoe). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine Village, explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach, try for a hole-in-one at Donegal Airsoft, and don't miss a visit to Amazing Grace Viewing Platform.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buncrana trip itinerary tool .

Dublin to Buncrana is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In August in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dunlewey.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

County Donegal, Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Five Fingers Strand, Oakfield Park, Culdaff Beach
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Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre
Donegal Airsoft ©
Donegal Airsoft

4
nights
Dunlewey

Dunlewey ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tropical World and Lurgybrack Open Farm. Explore Dunlewey's surroundings by going to Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry), Marble Hill Strand (in Dunfanaghy) and Letterkenny (Arena 7 Entertainment Complex & Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dunlewey trip itinerary site .

Getting from Buncrana to Dunlewey by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Dunlewey sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ardara.

Things to do in Dunlewey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Letterkenny, County Donegal, Carrickfin Strand, Back Strand Beach, Marble Hill Strand
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Tropical World ©
Tropical World
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex ©
Arena 7 Entertainment Complex

4
nights
Ardara

Ardara ©
Ardara, pronounced "Ardra", is a small town in County Donegal, Ireland. Bring the kids along to Bundoran Waterworld and Maghera Beach and Caves. Change things up with these side-trips from Ardara: Silver Strand Beach (in Malin Beg), Rossnowlagh Beach (in Rossnowlagh) and Muckross Head Peninsula (in Kilcar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Slieve League, look for gifts at Triona Design, kick back and relax at Narin Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ardara tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dunlewey to Ardara takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ardara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rossnowlagh Beach, Slieve League, Bundoran Waterworld, Muckross Head Peninsula, Silver Strand Beach
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Bundoran Waterworld ©
Bundoran Waterworld

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