15 days in Dublin, County Donegal & Galway Itinerary

15 days in Dublin, County Donegal & Galway Itinerary

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Dublin
— 5 nights
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Letterkenny
— 3 nights
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Glencolmcille
— 1 night
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Galway
— 5 nights
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Dublin

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

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Bozeman, USA to Dublin is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bozeman to Dublin, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bozeman in July, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Letterkenny

— 3 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.
Explore Letterkenny's surroundings by going to Dunfanaghy (The Art House Ireland Art Gallery & Hornhead Loop). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal, indulge in some personalized pampering at The Looking Glass Spa Therapy, get to know the resident critters at Tropical World, and step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Letterkenny takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Spas

Side Trips

Glencolmcille

— 1 night
Gleann Cholm Cille is a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, then stroll through Slieve League, and finally experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations.

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Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Glencolmcille takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Glencolmcille are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Galway

— 5 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: The Burren Smokehouse, (in Lisdoonvarna), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doolin Pitch & Putt (in Doolin). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, delve into the distant past at Tyrone House, identify plant and animal life at Dolphinwatch, and take in nature's colorful creations at Caher Bridge Garden.

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Traveling by car from Glencolmcille to Galway takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Glencolmcille in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Donegal travel guide

4.5
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.