16 days in United Kingdom & County Donegal Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & County Donegal Itinerary

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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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
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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 take in nature's colorful creations at Glenwhan Gardens, and finally explore the ancient world of Dunskey Castle.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stranraer driving holiday planner.

Rossendale to Stranraer is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for 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 traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Larne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stranraer to Larne takes 2.5 hours. June in Larne sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Drumboe Woods, Beltany Stone Circle, Biddy’s O’Barnes, and other attractions you added. Change things up with these side-trips from Donegal Town: Sean MacDiarmada's House (in Kiltyclogher), Gortletteragh Waterfalls (in Stranorlar) and Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre (in Killybegs). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, don't miss a visit to Barnesmore Gap, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rossnowlagh Beach.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town road trip planning website.

Getting from Larne to Donegal Town by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, then steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, then get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, and finally stop by Triona Design. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narin Beach, then admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Maghera Beach and Caves, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Glenties holiday planner.

Glenties is very close to Donegal Town. In July, daily temperatures in Glenties can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gweedore.

Things to do in Glenties

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

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. Kick off your visit 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 in the awesome beauty at Muckish Mountain.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gweedore trip maker.

Getting from Glenties to Gweedore by car takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Gweedore are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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): step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, take in the views from Harry Blaney Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Pollet Sea Arch. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rathmullan trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gweedore to Rathmullan takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Rathmullan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): go for a walk through Canal Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Portglenone Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Ardboe Cross.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toome holiday planner.

You can drive from Rathmullan to Toome in 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 · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Larne, United Kingdom

Glenarm Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballygally Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Glenarm Castle, and then stop by Steensons Jewelers.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Larne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Toome to Larne takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Stranraer.

Things to do in Larne

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Stranraer, United Kingdom

Plan my day in Stranraer using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Larne to Stranraer in 2.5 hours. Wrap up 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

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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.