17 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

17 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
1
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Moville, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Clonmany, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Buncrana, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Portsalon, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
7
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Falcarragh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Dungloe, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
10
Glenties, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Glencolmcille, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
12
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
13
Rossnowlagh, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
14
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, stop by Checkpoint Charlie, and then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary maker tool.

Birmingham to Derry is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Moville.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Foyle Valley Railway Museum ©
Foyle Valley Railway Museum

2
nights
Moville, Ireland

Moville ©
Moville is a coastal town located on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, Ireland, close to the northern tip of the island of Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shroove Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): learn about all things military at Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium. On the next day, go for a walk through Moville Shore Path, then visit a coastal fixture at Shroove Lighthouse, then get outside with Kinnagoe Bay, and finally make a trip to Bocan Stone Circle.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Moville visit planner.

Drive from Derry to Moville in an hour. June in Moville sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Clonmany.

Things to do in Moville

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Greencastle, Bocan Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium ©
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium
Moville Shore Path ©
Moville Shore Path

1
night
Clonmany, Ireland

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mamore Gap as well as Malin Head. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Malin Head, delve into the distant past at Carrickabraghy Castle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Slieve Snaght. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall and then cruise along Mamore Gap.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Clonmany road trip planning app.

Clonmany is just a stone's throw from Moville. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Clonmany

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

County Donegal
Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Carrickabraghy Castle ©
Carrickabraghy Castle

1
night
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buncrana online road trip planner.

Buncrana is very close to Clonmany. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grianan Of Aileach
Highlights from your plan
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach

1
night
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny
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.
On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the views at Poison Glen.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Letterkenny trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Buncrana to Letterkenny in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Portsalon.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Poison Glen

few
hours
Portsalon, Ireland

Portsalon ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fanad Head Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape at Great Pollet Sea Arch.

Before you visit Portsalon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Portsalon in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Portsalon

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Great Pollet Sea Arch, Fanad Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Fanad Head Lighthouse ©
Fanad Head Lighthouse
Great Pollet Sea Arch ©
Great Pollet Sea Arch

2
nights
Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Portsalon to Dunfanaghy takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Dunfanaghy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Falcarragh.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Mount Errigal, Glenveagh National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

2
nights
Falcarragh, Ireland

Falcarragh ©
An Fál Carrach, sometimes called Na Crois Bhealaí is a small Gaeltacht town and townland in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Tory Island.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Falcarragh trip itinerary planner.

Falcarragh is just a stone's throw from Dunfanaghy. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Dungloe.

Things to do in Falcarragh

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tory Island
Highlights from your plan
Tory Island ©
Tory Island

few
hours
Dungloe, Ireland

Dungloe ©
An Clochán Liath is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Dolmen Centre and then pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dungloe trip planner.

Drive from Falcarragh to Dungloe in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glenties.

Things to do in Dungloe

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal, The Dolmen Centre
Highlights from your plan
The Dolmen Centre ©
The Dolmen Centre
Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal ©
Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal

2
nights
Glenties, Ireland

Glenties ©
The Glenties is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crohy Head Sea Arch, Maghera Beach and Caves, Glengesh Pass, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Slieve League and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glenties, use our trip itinerary maker.

Glenties is very close to Dungloe. In June, daytime highs in Glenties are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Glenties

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ardara, Slieve League, Crohy Head Sea Arch
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass
Ardara Heritage Centre ©
Ardara Heritage Centre

1
night
Glencolmcille, Ireland

Glencolmcille ©
Gleann Cholm Cille is a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Glencolmcille Folk Village has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Glencolmcille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenties to Glencolmcille takes an hour. July in Glencolmcille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Deserted Village of Port
Highlights from your plan
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

2
nights
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Donegal Bay Waterbus as well as Lough Eske. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle and then take a tour by water with Donegal Bay Waterbus.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Donegal Town vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Glencolmcille to Donegal Town in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rossnowlagh.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lough Derg
Highlights from your plan
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske
Donegal Bay Waterbus ©
Donegal Bay Waterbus

few
hours
Rossnowlagh, Ireland

Rossnowlagh
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rossnowlagh trip planner.

Rossnowlagh is very close to Donegal Town. In July in Rossnowlagh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Sligo on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Rossnowlagh

Outdoors Tours Adventure

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Benbulben.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sligo online itinerary planner.

Drive from Rossnowlagh to Sligo in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Benbulben ©
Benbulben