5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal tour planner

Make it your trip
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Carrick
— 2 nights
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Letterkenny
— 2 nights
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Carrick

— 2 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Glengesh Pass and Glencolmcille Folk Village. Take a break from the city and head to Slieve League and Maghera Beach and Caves. Venture out of the city with trips to Assaranca Waterfall (in Ardara) and Narin Beach (in Narin-Portnoo).

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carrick trip planning app.

Dublin to Carrick is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
On the 25th (Tue), see Narosa, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, and then take a pleasant ride with Dunfanaghy Stables. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, and finally step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Letterkenny travel planner.

You can drive from Carrick to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. August in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.