4 days in County Donegal Itinerary

4 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal trip itinerary planner

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Bundoran
— 1 day
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Carrick
— 1 night
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Dunfanaghy
— 1 night
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Buncrana
— 1 night
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Bundoran

— 1 day
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Magee 1866, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then make a trip to Lough Eske, and finally take in the views from Fairy Bridges.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bundoran journey maker website.

Belfast, UK to Bundoran is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Carrick

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, and then get great views at Slieve League.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Carrick road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bundoran to Carrick takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunfanaghy

— 1 night
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with Dunfanaghy Stables, take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and finally see what you can catch with Seas The Bay.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dunfanaghy day trip planner.

You can drive from Carrick to Dunfanaghy in 2 hours. In September in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Buncrana

— 1 night
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get outside with Mamore Gap, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, and then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buncrana day trip app.

Getting from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Buncrana are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

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.