5 days in County Donegal & Derry Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal & Derry Itinerary

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Donegal Town, Ireland

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slieve League, Silver Strand Beach and Donegal Castle. On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle and then make a trip to Lough Eske. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): get great views at Slieve League and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach.

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Cork to Donegal Town is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Donegal Town are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Derry, United Kingdom

Maiden City

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.
For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Derry online trip planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.