8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

8 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal journey planner

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Bundoran
— 1 day
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Carrick
— 2 nights
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Creeslough
— 2 nights
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Letterkenny
— 3 nights
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Bundoran

— 1 day
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Lough Eske, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then tee off at Donegal Golf Club, and finally snap pictures at Fairy Bridges.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bundoran trip maker site.

Dublin to Bundoran is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Golf · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carrick

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand Beach, then experience rural life at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations, and then get great views at Slieve League. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Campbells of Ardara, then take in the dramatic scenery at Assaranca Waterfall, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Glengesh Pass.

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You can drive from Bundoran to Carrick in 1.5 hours. September in Carrick sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Creeslough.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Creeslough

— 2 nights
Creeslough is a village in County Donegal, Ireland, which is located 12 km south of Dunfanaghy on the N56 road, 54 m above sea level and overlooking an arm of Sheephaven Bay. Glenveagh National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Muckish Mountain, then enjoy the sand and surf at Back Strand Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Doe Castle.

Plan my trip to Creeslough with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Creeslough takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Creeslough can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Creeslough

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 3 nights
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.
Glenveagh Castle and Wee House at Malin will appeal to history buffs. Visit Culdaff Beach and Five Fingers Strand for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Letterkenny: Kinnagoe Bay (in Greencastle), Mamore Gap (in Clonmany) and Moville (Cooley Cross and Skull House & Moville Shore Path). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, and appreciate the views at Poison Glen.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Letterkenny online trip itinerary maker.

Letterkenny is just a stone's throw from Creeslough. In September, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

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.