15 days in County Donegal Itinerary

15 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Bundoran
— 3 nights
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Letterkenny
— 5 nights
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Malin Head
— 3 nights
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Carrick
— 3 nights
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Bundoran

— 3 nights
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of the Sacred Heart (in Donegal Town) and Dunkineely (Cyndi Graham Handweaving & St. John's Point). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld, kick back and relax at Rossnowlagh Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Abbey Mill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bundoran road trip planner.

Cork to Bundoran is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dunfanaghy (Dunfanaghy Bay & Hornhead Loop), Buncrana (Dunree Bay, Buncrana Beach, &more) and Mamore Gap (in Clonmany). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, walk around Ards Forest Park, steep yourself in history at Grianan Of Aileach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny road trip planning website.

Drive from Bundoran to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. In August in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Malin Head.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Malin Head

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malin Head: Inishowen (in Bridgend) and Clonmany (Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery & Glenevin Waterfall).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Malin Head online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Malin Head takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Carrick.

Things to do in Malin Head

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Carrick

— 3 nights
When in Carrick, make a side trip to see Assaranca Waterfall in Ardara, approximately Ardara away.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Carrick online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malin Head to Carrick takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Beaches · 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.