8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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

Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Lough Eske, experience rural life at Castle Adventure Open Farm, and then don't miss a visit to Fairy Bridges. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, then try for a hole-in-one at Bundoran Adventure Park, and finally cool off at Bundoran Waterworld.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bundoran vacation planning tool.

Dublin to Bundoran is an approximately 3-hour car ride. August in Bundoran sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Carrick

On the 10th (Mon), stop by Campbells of Ardara, then contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Maghera Beach and Caves.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carrick day trip tool.

Drive from Bundoran to Carrick in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Letterkenny: Buncrana (Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, Fort Dunree Military Museum, &more) and Mamore Gap (in Clonmany). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropical World, make a trip to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park.

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You can drive from Carrick to Letterkenny in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Malin Head.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Malin Head

On the 15th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Malin Head, then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, and then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Malin Head trip planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Malin Head in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Malin Head are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malin Head

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.