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. On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Fairy Bridges, try for a hole-in-one at Bundoran Adventure Park, and then cool off at Bundoran Waterworld. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ireland, then get outside with Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Sacred Heart, and finally don't miss a visit to Lough Eske.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bundoran online vacation builder.

Dublin to Bundoran is an approximately 3-hour car ride. 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 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Carrick

On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, then visit Kilcar Fleadh, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross Head Peninsula, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fintra Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Strand Beach, experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, then steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencolmcille - Tower loop.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carrick trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bundoran to Carrick takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Carrick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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 hidden gems such as Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Horseback Riding Tours. Popular historic sites such as Glenveagh Castle and Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park! are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Buncrana (Buncrana Lighthouse, St Mary's Church, Buncrana, &more) and Falcarragh (Ray Church. & Back Strand Beach). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen, stroll around Ballymacool Town Park, and stop by Universal Books.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Letterkenny trip planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malin Head.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Malin Head

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): play a few rounds at Ballyliffin Golf Club, then admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, then kick back and relax at Pollan Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Wee House at Malin.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Malin Head vacation builder app.

Drive from Letterkenny to Malin Head in 1.5 hours. August in Malin Head sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malin Head

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · 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.