7 days in Letterkenny & Portsalon Itinerary

7 days in Letterkenny & Portsalon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Drive:  3 h
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Dublin


Letterkenny ©
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.
Bring the kids along to Tropical World and Bundoran Waterworld. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: Slieve League (in Carrick), Donegal Town (Donegal Castle & Lough Eske) and Bundoran Adventure Park (in Bundoran). And it doesn't end there: enjoy some friendly competition at Arena 7 Entertainment Complex, get your game on at Letterkenny Activity Centre, explore the world behind art at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, and relax in the rural setting at Lurgybrack Open Farm.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny online trip maker.

Dublin to Letterkenny is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portsalon.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Bundoran, Slieve League, Oakfield Park, Lurgybrack Open Farm
Highlights from your plan
Tropical World ©
Tropical World
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal


Portsalon ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): kick back and relax at Portsalon Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Mary Crowley Artist's Studio and Gallery, steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village, then take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, and finally contemplate the long history of Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!. On the next day, browse the collection at Free Wee Library, then stroll through Buncrana Beach, and then head outdoors with Mamore Gap.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portsalon road trip app.

Getting from Letterkenny to Portsalon by car takes about an hour. In July in Portsalon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsalon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Clonmany, Buncrana, Doagh Famine village
Highlights from your plan
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall