8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
1
Donegal Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Donegal Town

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donegal Town: Slieve League (in Carrick), Maghera Beach and Caves (in Ardara) and Glencolmcille (Glencolmcille Folk Village & Clocha na hEireann). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, stroll through Silver Strand Beach, make a splash at Bundoran Waterworld, and make a trip to Lough Eske.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Donegal Town road trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Donegal Town is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Donegal Town due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in July, you will find days in Donegal Town are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencolmcille, Slieve League, Maghera Beach and Caves, Bundoran Waterworld, Silver Strand Beach
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

1
night
Buncrana

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 28th (Tue), cruise along Mamore Gap, then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, and then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Buncrana journey app .

Drive from Donegal Town to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Buncrana are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Clonmany, Doagh Famine village
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Doagh Famine village ©
Doagh Famine village
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall

3
nights
Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Poison Glen, then enjoy the sea views from Fanad Head Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and finally view the masterpieces at The Art House Art Gallery.

Make your Dunfanaghy itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. July in Dunfanaghy sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Donegal, Poison Glen, Glenveagh Castle
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Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery