9 days in County Donegal Itinerary

9 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal trip planner

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Bundoran
— 1 night
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Carrick
— 2 nights
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Letterkenny
— 4 nights
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Malin Head
— 1 night
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Bundoran

— 1 night
Bundoran is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. On the 6th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Castle Adventure Open Farm and then cool off at Bundoran Waterworld. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Donegal Bay Waterbus, make a trip to Lough Eske, then step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, and finally take a memorable drive along Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bundoran online visit planner.

Dublin to Bundoran is an approximately 3-hour car ride. August in Bundoran sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Carrick.

Things to do in Bundoran

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carrick

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): 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. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Assaranca Waterfall, explore the fascinating underground world of Maghera Beach and Caves, and then steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Carrick trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bundoran to Carrick in 1.5 hours. August in Carrick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Letterkenny

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Glenveagh Castle and Mount Errigal. Change things up with these side-trips from Letterkenny: Mamore Gap (in Clonmany), Buncrana (Wains World & Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!) and Hornhead Loop (in Dunfanaghy). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Tropical World, relax and rejuvenate at The Looking Glass Spa Therapy, have fun at Amazonas Outdoor, and walk around Ballymacool Town Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Letterkenny holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Letterkenny takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malin Head.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Malin Head

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): get great views at Malin Head, admire the sheer force of Glenevin Waterfall, and then contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Malin Head trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Letterkenny to Malin Head by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Malin Head are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malin Head

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.