5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal sightseeing planner

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Letterkenny
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Carrick
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Letterkenny

— 2 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Letterkenny: Bundoran (Fairy Bridges & Bundoran Waterworld) and Donegal Town (Donegal Castle & Lough Eske). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal, and contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Letterkenny is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Carrick

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League, and finally relax in the rural setting at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, then stroll through Maghera Beach and Caves, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Kennedy of Ardara.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Carrick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Carrick takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Carrick are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.