4 days in County Donegal Itinerary

4 days in County Donegal Itinerary

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Letterkenny
— 2 nights
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Carrick
— 1 night
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Letterkenny

— 2 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.
Explore Letterkenny's surroundings by going to Donegal Town (Donegal Castle & Lough Eske), Glenevin Waterfall (in Clonmany) and St Mary's Church, Buncrana (in Buncrana). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropical World, don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Errigal.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Letterkenny trip itinerary planner.

Dublin to Letterkenny is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carrick.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Carrick

— 1 night
On the 8th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Glencolmcille Folk Village, then appreciate the history behind Clocha na hEireann, then get great views at Slieve League, and finally relax in the rural setting at Away to Me Sheepdog Trial Demonstrations.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carrick online tour builder.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Carrick takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Carrick

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.