©

County Donegal trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

County Donegal

Trip Planner Europe  /  Ireland  /  County Donegal

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. County Donegal is in Ireland. Add County Donegal and other destinations to your itinerary using our Ireland visit planner , and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to County Donegal

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in County Donegal

Whether you stay in rural lodging or at the center of one of the region's larger towns, you will be able to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of County Donegal. Consider staying in the northernmost region of Ireland's tourist center, Donegal Town, which has a number of hotels, hostels, and more homey alternatives. Larger towns like Donegal or Letterkenny have the most accommodation options, but smaller villages like Ballyshannon, Kincasslagh, and Buncrana can also make good bases for exploring the countryside or coast. For a true Irish experience, opt for the personal touch of a bed and breakfast.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to County Donegal

4 days in Bundoran BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Donegal Town BY A USER FROM LEBANON August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM NIGERIA December, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA February, outdoors, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Culdaff BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 41 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Ireland & Western Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bundoran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ireland, Bushmills & Belfast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Bundoran BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans