8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal attractions planner

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Donegal Town
— 3 nights
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Dunfanaghy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buncrana
— 2 nights
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Donegal Town

— 3 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Donegal Town: Letterkenny (Mount Errigal & Glenveagh Castle), Poison Glen (in Gweedore) and Crohy Head Sea Arch (in Knockfola). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, pause for some photo ops at Clocha na hEireann, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Donegal Town road trip app.

Dublin to Donegal Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Donegal Town dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy

— 2 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 20th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see what you can catch with Seas The Bay, explore the striking landscape at Horn Head, then make a trip to Hornhead Loop, and finally stop by The Art House Ireland Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy trip planner.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. June in Dunfanaghy sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Buncrana

— 2 nights
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, and then get great views at Malin Head. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Grianan Of Aileach, learn about all things military at Fort Dunree Military Museum, and then cruise along Mamore Gap.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buncrana tour builder site.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Buncrana can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · 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.