8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Dublin Airport, Drive to Bundoran
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Bundoran
— 1 night
Drive
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Carrick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Buncrana
— 1 night
Drive
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Dunfanaghy
— 3 nights
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Drive to Donegal Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Bundoran

Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 23rd (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, stop by Magee 1866, then pause for some photo ops at Rory Gallagher Statue, and finally make a trip to Fairy Bridges.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bundoran online tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bundoran is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, Bundoran is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 57°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Carrick

Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves, then admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, then stop by Eddie Doherty Tweed, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Glengesh Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, then experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Carrick trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bundoran to Carrick takes 1.5 hours. In May in Carrick, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Buncrana

Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, get outside with Mamore Gap, and then walk around Swan Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buncrana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Buncrana takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Buncrana are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dunfanaghy

Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 27th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Art House Ireland Art Gallery, then trot along with Dunfanaghy Stables, then make a trip to Hornhead Loop, and finally delve into the distant past at Doe Castle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy tour builder site.

You can drive from Buncrana to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. In May in Dunfanaghy, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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.