16 days in United Kingdom & County Donegal Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & County Donegal Itinerary

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Larne, United Kingdom
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Glenties, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Gweedore, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Rathmullan, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Toome, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Larne, United Kingdom
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Stranraer, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Stranraer is a town in Inch, Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Of St John, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle Kennedy Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Glenwhan Gardens, and finally make a trip to Dunskey Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Stranraer tour planner.

Rossendale to Stranraer is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Larne.

Things to do in Stranraer

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Larne, United Kingdom

Larne is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Larne travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Stranraer to Larne in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Donegal Town on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Larne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 7 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
You've added Drumboe Woods, Beltany Stone Circle, Biddy’s O’Barnes, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Donegal Town side-trips: Sean MacDiarmada's House (in Kiltyclogher), Gortletteragh Waterfalls (in Stranorlar) and Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre (in Killybegs). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Rossnowlagh Beach, cruise along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Sacred Heart.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Donegal Town trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Larne to Donegal Town takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Glenties.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenties, Ireland

— 2 nights
The Glenties is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 3rd (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, then contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, and finally look for gifts at Triona Design. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Narin Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, then stroll through Maghera Beach and Caves, and finally appreciate the history behind Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glenties sightseeing tool.

Glenties is just a short distance from Donegal Town. In July, daytime highs in Glenties are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gweedore.

Things to do in Glenties

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Gweedore, Ireland

— 2 nights
Gweedore is an Irish-speaking parish located on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. On the 5th (Mon), make a trip to Bád Eddie and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carrickfin Strand. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muckish Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gweedore trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Glenties to Gweedore takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rathmullan.

Things to do in Gweedore

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rathmullan, Ireland

— 2 nights
Rathmullan is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenveagh National Park as well as Glenveagh Castle. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, then take in the views from Harry Blaney Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Pollet Sea Arch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rathmullan online trip maker.

Drive from Gweedore to Rathmullan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for Toome.

Things to do in Rathmullan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toome, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Toome or Toomebridge, is a small village and townland on the northwest corner of Lough Neagh in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 9th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Walk, then take a peaceful walk through Portglenone Forest, and then contemplate the long history of Ardboe Cross.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Toome trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rathmullan to Toome takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Toome can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Larne.

Things to do in Toome

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Larne, United Kingdom

Your day by day itinerary now includes Glenarm Castle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ballygally Beach, explore the historical opulence of Glenarm Castle, and then stop by Steensons Jewelers.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Larne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toome to Larne takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stranraer.

Things to do in Larne

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Stranraer, United Kingdom

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Stranraer trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Larne to Stranraer takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stranraer

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

County Donegal travel guide

4.6
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.