7 days in County Donegal Itinerary

7 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Malin Head
— 1 day
Drive
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Letterkenny
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carrick
— 2 nights
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Malin Head

— 1 day
On the 21st (Mon), get great views at Malin Head, trot along with Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Malin Head driving holiday planning site.

Dublin to Malin Head is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Malin Head

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Letterkenny: Clonmany (Mamore Gap & Glenevin Waterfall), Fairy Bridges (in Bundoran) and Donegal Town (Lough Eske, Donegal Castle, &more). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropical World, explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Letterkenny vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Malin Head to Letterkenny takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrick

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Eddie Doherty Tweed, then get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass, then admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, and finally Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Slieve League, pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, and then contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Carrick online visit planner.

Getting from Letterkenny to Carrick by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.