6 days in County Donegal Itinerary

6 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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6 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3 h 45 min
1
Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dunfanaghy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Donegal Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Dublin

1
night
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, then explore the historical opulence of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, and then take a memorable drive along Mamore Gap. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, and then take some stellar pictures from Malin Head.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Buncrana trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Buncrana is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Buncrana dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Clonmany, County Donegal
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Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Malin Head ©
Malin Head
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap

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night
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 22nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, then explore the activities along Dunfanaghy Bay, and then shop like a local with The Art House Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dunfanaghy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy takes 1.5 hours. In May in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

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

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nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Venture out of the city with trips to Slieve League (in Carrick), Studio Donegal (in Kilcar) and Clocha na hEireann (in Glencolmcille). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ireland, and take in the exciting artwork at Colmcille Heritage Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Donegal Town itinerary builder site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Donegal Town in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Donegal Town are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Letterkenny, Slieve League, Clocha na hEireann, Castle Adventure Open Farm, Studio Donegal
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle