6 days in County Donegal Itinerary

6 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal visit planner

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Carrick
— 1 day
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Malin Head
— 1 night
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Letterkenny
— 3 nights
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Bundoran
— 1 night
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Carrick

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrick vacation builder tool.

Cork to Carrick is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Malin Head.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Malin Head

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get great views at Malin Head, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Malin Head trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Malin Head takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Malin Head

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Letterkenny to Clonmany to see Mamore Gap about 54 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal, delve into the distant past at Grianan Of Aileach, and relax and rejuvenate at The Looking Glass Spa Therapy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Letterkenny day trip website.

You can drive from Malin Head to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bundoran.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundoran

— 1 night
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Donegal Bay Waterbus, then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, then make a trip to Lough Eske, and finally cool off at Bundoran Waterworld.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundoran trip planner.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Bundoran takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bundoran can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side 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.