5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal journey planner

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Donegal Town
— 2 nights
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Buncrana
— 2 nights
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Donegal Town

— 2 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore Donegal Town's surroundings by going to Letterkenny (Mount Errigal, Glenveagh Castle, &more) and Slieve League (in Carrick). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, look for gifts at The Bookshop, and make a trip to Lough Eske.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Donegal Town road trip planner.

Dublin to Donegal Town is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Dublin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Donegal Town, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Buncrana

— 2 nights
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Swan Park, then contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, and then contemplate the long history of Grianan Of Aileach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): cruise along Mamore Gap, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, and then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Buncrana holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Buncrana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · 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.