9 days in County Donegal Itinerary

9 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal journey planner

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

— 3 nights
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Donegal Town: Slieve League (in Carrick), Glencolmcille (Clocha na hEireann & Glencolmcille Folk Village) and Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations (in Malin Beg). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, don't miss a visit to Lough Eske, admire the verdant scenery at Poison Glen, and get to know the resident critters at Tropical World.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Donegal Town trip itinerary builder app.

Dublin to Donegal Town is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Dublin in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Donegal Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy

— 2 nights
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glenveagh National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Fanad Head Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Ray Church., then don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and finally explore the galleries of The Art House Ireland Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dunfanaghy travel planner.

Drive from Donegal Town to Dunfanaghy in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Dunfanaghy are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Buncrana.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Buncrana

— 3 nights
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Buncrana side-trips: Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross (in Culdaff) and Pollan Beach (in Ballyliffin). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, and don't miss a visit to Malin Head.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buncrana trip planner.

Drive from Dunfanaghy to Buncrana in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buncrana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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.