8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal route maker

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Make it your trip
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Malin Head
— 1 day
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Letterkenny
— 4 nights
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Glencolmcille
— 2 nights
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Bundoran
— 1 night
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Malin Head

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Malin Head, browse the exhibits of Ballagh Studio, and then steep yourself in history at Doagh Famine village.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malin Head trip builder website.

Dublin to Malin Head is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. August in Malin Head sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Malin Head

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Clonmany (Mamore Gap & Glenevin Waterfall) and Dunfanaghy (Hornhead Loop & The Art House Ireland Art Gallery). Spend the 9th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Glenveagh Castle, look for gifts at The Old Courthouse, get to know the resident critters at Tropical World, and explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny trip maker site.

Drive from Malin Head to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. August in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencolmcille

— 2 nights
Gleann Cholm Cille is a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, get great views at Slieve League, then appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, and finally contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass, Head underground at Maghera Beach and Caves, and then admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Glencolmcille day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Glencolmcille takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bundoran.

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundoran

— 1 night
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Lough Eske, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then relax in the rural setting at Castle Adventure Open Farm, and finally cool off at Bundoran Waterworld.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bundoran day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Glencolmcille to Bundoran takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bundoran can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Theme Parks

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.