5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Cork
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Bundoran
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dunfanaghy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Carrick
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Cork

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Bundoran

Bundoran ©
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Fairy Bridges and then kick back and relax at Rossnowlagh Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Lough Eske, step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then find something for the whole family at Bundoran Adventure Park, and finally make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bundoran online trip planner .

Cork to Bundoran is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Bundoran

Theme Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Rossnowlagh Beach
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Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Bundoran Waterworld ©
Bundoran Waterworld
Bundoran Adventure Park ©
Bundoran Adventure Park

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Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, and then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buncrana day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bundoran to Buncrana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonmany, Doagh Famine village
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Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall

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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): view the masterpieces at The Art House Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dunfanaghy Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy trip planner.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. August in Dunfanaghy sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Glenveagh National Park
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Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Dunfanaghy Bay ©
Dunfanaghy Bay
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery

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Carrick

Carrick ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get great views at Slieve League, then experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and then stroll through Silver Strand Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Carrick trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Dunfanaghy to Carrick takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Malin Beg
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach