38 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

38 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

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38 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
+2
Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
1
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Moville, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Clonmany, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Buncrana, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Ramelton, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Rathmullan, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Portsalon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
9
Downings, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Falcarragh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Dungloe, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
13
Glenties, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
14
Glencolmcille, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
15
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
16
Rossnowlagh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
17
Sligo, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + Foot:  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.
On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, look for gifts at Checkpoint Charlie, and then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Foyle Valley Railway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Derry visit planning tool .

Birmingham to Derry is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Moville.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
St. Columb's Cathedral ©
St. Columb's Cathedral
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

3
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. You've now added Shroove Lighthouse to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): go for a walk through Moville Shore Path, don't miss a visit to Cooley Cross and Skull House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Pius X Parish Church, then don't miss a visit to Shroove Lighthouse, and finally cruise along Kinnagoe Bay. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, stop by Moville Pottery, then don't miss a visit to Bocan Stone Circle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross.

Planning Moville trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Derry to Moville in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Moville can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Clonmany.

Things to do in Moville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Greencastle, Bocan Stone Circle, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross
Highlights from your plan
Moville Shore Path ©
Moville Shore Path
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium ©

3
nights
Clonmany, Ireland

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mamore Gap, Pollan Beach and Malin Head. Take a break from the city and head to Glenevin Waterfall and Slieve Snaght. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre and delve into the distant past at Carrickabraghy Castle.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Clonmany day trip planning site.

Clonmany is just a stone's throw from Moville. In June, daytime highs in Clonmany are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Clonmany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Donegal, Pollan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre

3
nights
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, don't miss a visit to Buncrana Lighthouse, then get lost in a book at Free Wee Library, then explore the historical opulence of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Buncrana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Inch Wildfowl Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip itinerary builder.

Buncrana is just a stone's throw from Clonmany. In June in Buncrana, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grianan Of Aileach, Inch Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killydonnell Friary, Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Lifford Old Courthouse. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at Lifford Old Courthouse. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, then appreciate the views at Poison Glen, then have some family-friendly fun at Letterkenny Activity Centre, and finally stroll the grounds of Killydonnell Friary.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Letterkenny online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Buncrana to Letterkenny by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Ramelton.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Lifford Old Courthouse, Doe Castle, Poison Glen
Highlights from your plan
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle

1
night
Ramelton, Ireland

Ramelton ©
Ramelton is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ramelton tour builder app .

Ramelton is just a stone's throw from Letterkenny. In July, daytime highs in Ramelton are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rathmullan.

Things to do in Ramelton

Shopping

Side Trip

Monreagh Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ramelton Country Market ©
Ramelton Country Market
Monreagh Heritage Centre ©
Monreagh Heritage Centre

2
nights
Rathmullan, Ireland

Rathmullan ©
Rathmullan is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rathmullan trip planning tool .

Rathmullan is just a short distance from Ramelton. In July in Rathmullan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portsalon.

Things to do in Rathmullan

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Burt Castle
Highlights from your plan
Burt Castle ©
Burt Castle
Kinnegar Brewing ©
Kinnegar Brewing

1
night
Portsalon, Ireland

Portsalon ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Portsalon Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Fanad Head Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Pollet Sea Arch.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsalon online trip itinerary maker .

Portsalon is just a stone's throw from Rathmullan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Downings.

Things to do in Portsalon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Downings, Ireland

Downings ©
On the 5th (Sun), get your game on at Glen Valley Adventure Centre and then play a few rounds at Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Downings vacation planner.

Downings is just a short distance from Portsalon. July in Downings sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Downings

Fun & Games Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Glen Valley Adventure Centre
Highlights from your plan
Glen Valley Adventure Centre ©
Glen Valley Adventure Centre
Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort ©
Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort

2
nights
Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art House Art Gallery and The Workhouse. Get outdoors at Mount Errigal and Dunfanaghy Bay. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Marble Hill Strand, explore the striking landscape at Horn Head, and make a trip to WW2 Memorial and Information Point.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Dunfanaghy tour itinerary planner.

Dunfanaghy is just a short distance from Downings. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Falcarragh.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Errigal, Glenveagh National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Tory Island.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Falcarragh driving holiday planning website .

Falcarragh is just a stone's throw from Dunfanaghy. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Dungloe.

Things to do in Falcarragh

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tory Island
Highlights from your plan
Tory Island ©
Tory Island

1
night
Dungloe, Ireland

Dungloe ©
An Clochán Liath is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, contemplate the long history of The Dolmen Centre, and then pause for some photo ops at Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Dungloe trip simple and quick.

Drive from Falcarragh to Dungloe in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glenties.

Things to do in Dungloe

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Glenties, Ireland

Glenties ©
The Glenties is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Silver Strand Beach, Narin Beach, Crohy Head Sea Arch, and other attractions. Museum-lovers will get to explore St Connell's Museum and Ardara Heritage Centre. St Conal's Catholic Church and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dorlin Strand and take in the exciting artwork at Donegal Designer Makers.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Glenties itinerary site.

Glenties is very close to Dungloe. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Glenties

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardara, Crohy Head Sea Arch, Slieve League, Silver Strand Beach, Narin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass

2
nights
Glencolmcille, Ireland

Glencolmcille ©
You've now added Glencolmcille Folk Village to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at The Deserted Village of Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Muckross Head Peninsula, trek along Glencolmcille - Tower loop, and then view the masterpieces at Glen Gallery Art by Conal.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glencolmcille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glenties to Glencolmcille takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Deserted Village of Port, Muckross Head Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula

4
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 Lough Eske as well as Hidden Gems on the Edge Tour. Take a break from the city and head to Fintra Beach and Lough Derg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Donegal Castle and Church of the Sacred Heart. Go for a jaunt from Donegal Town to Killybegs to see Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey), cruise along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Donegal Town holiday planner.

You can drive from Glencolmcille to Donegal Town in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Rossnowlagh.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Killybegs, Lough Derg
Highlights from your plan
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre ©
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle

1
night
Rossnowlagh, Ireland

Rossnowlagh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rossnowlagh Beach, Famine Graveyard and Donegal Craft Village. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): go for a walk through Creevy Coastal Path, take in the exciting artwork at Donegal Craft Village, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Famine Graveyard.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rossnowlagh itinerary planner.

Rossnowlagh is just a stone's throw from Donegal Town. In July in Rossnowlagh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Rossnowlagh

Shopping Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Donegal Town
Highlights from your plan
Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard

4
nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You've now added Aughris Cliff Walk to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sligo Abbey and Dunmoran Strand.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sligo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rossnowlagh to Sligo takes an hour. In July in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Sligo

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand