38 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

38 days in Ireland & Derry Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  4 h 30 min
1
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Moville, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Clonmany, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Buncrana, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
5
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Ramelton, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
7
Rathmullan, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Portsalon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
9
Downings, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
11
Falcarragh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
12
Dungloe, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
13
Glenties, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
14
Glencolmcille, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
15
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
16
Rossnowlagh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
17
Sligo, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly + Foot:  5 h
End: Birmingham, United Kingdom

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, stop by Checkpoint Charlie, and then take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Foyle Valley Railway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Derry travel planner.

Birmingham to Derry is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Derry are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moville.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
St. Columb's Cathedral ©
St. Columb's Cathedral
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

3
nights
Moville, Ireland

Moville ©
Moville is a coastal town located on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, Ireland, close to the northern tip of the island of Ireland. You've now added Shroove Lighthouse to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at Moville Shore Path, make a trip to Cooley Cross and Skull House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Pius X Parish Church, then enjoy the sea views from Shroove Lighthouse, and finally take a memorable drive along Kinnagoe Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium, stop by Moville Pottery, then don't miss a visit to Bocan Stone Circle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Moville trip planning app.

Drive from Derry to Moville in an hour. In June in Moville, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Clonmany.

Things to do in Moville

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Greencastle, Cloncha Church & St Buadan'S Cross, Bocan Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
Moville Shore Path ©
Moville Shore Path
Kinnagoe Bay ©
Kinnagoe Bay
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium ©
Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium

3
nights
Clonmany, Ireland

Clonmany ©
Clonmany is a village in north-west Inishowen, in County Donegal, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mamore Gap, Pollan Beach and Malin Head. Escape the urban bustle at Glenevin Waterfall and Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Carrickabraghy Castle and take in the awesome beauty at Slieve Snaght.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Clonmany trip planner.

Clonmany is just a stone's throw from Moville. In June in Clonmany, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Buncrana.

Things to do in Clonmany

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

County Donegal, Pollan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glenevin Waterfall ©
Glenevin Waterfall
Mamore Gap
Mamore Gap
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre ©
Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre

3
nights
Buncrana, Ireland

Buncrana ©
Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, Buncrana, steep yourself in history at Amazing Grace Viewing Platform, Walk and Park!, make a trip to Buncrana Lighthouse, browse the collection at Free Wee Library, then explore the historical opulence of O'Doherty's Keep & Buncrana Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Buncrana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthaw Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Straghill Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Inch Wildfowl Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buncrana trip app.

Buncrana is just a short distance from Clonmany. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Buncrana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grianan Of Aileach, Inch Wildfowl Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Grianan Of Aileach ©
Grianan Of Aileach
St Mary's Church, Buncrana ©
St Mary's Church, Buncrana
Inch Wildfowl Reserve ©
Inch Wildfowl Reserve

2
nights
Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Killydonnell Friary, Saint Eunan's Cathedral and Lifford Old Courthouse. On the 29th (Mon), test your team's savvy at Lifford Old Courthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Eunan's Cathedral, then appreciate the views at Poison Glen, then get your game on at Letterkenny Activity Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Killydonnell Friary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Letterkenny sightseeing app.

Drive from Buncrana to Letterkenny in an hour. In June in Letterkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Ramelton.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Poison Glen, Doe Castle, Lifford Old Courthouse
Highlights from your plan
Saint Eunan's Cathedral ©
Saint Eunan's Cathedral
Doe Castle ©
Doe Castle
Glebe House & Gallery The Derek Hill Collection ©

1
night
Ramelton, Ireland

Ramelton ©
Ramelton is a town in County Donegal, Ireland. To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ramelton tour planner.

Ramelton is very close to Letterkenny. In July, daily temperatures in Ramelton can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rathmullan.

Things to do in Ramelton

Shopping

Side Trip

Monreagh Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ramelton Country Market ©
Ramelton Country Market
Monreagh Heritage Centre ©
Monreagh Heritage Centre

2
nights
Rathmullan, Ireland

Rathmullan ©
Rathmullan is a small seaside village on the Fanad Peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rathmullan day trip planning site.

Rathmullan is just a stone's throw from Ramelton. In July, daytime highs in Rathmullan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portsalon.

Things to do in Rathmullan

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping

Side Trip

Burt Castle
Highlights from your plan
Burt Castle ©
Burt Castle
Kinnegar Brewing ©
Kinnegar Brewing

1
night
Portsalon, Ireland

Portsalon ©
On the 4th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Portsalon Beach, enjoy the sea views from Fanad Head Lighthouse, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Pollet Sea Arch.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portsalon online trip itinerary planner.

Portsalon is just a stone's throw from Rathmullan. In July, daytime highs in Portsalon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Downings.

Things to do in Portsalon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fanad Head Lighthouse, Great Pollet Sea Arch
Highlights from your plan
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
Fanad Head Lighthouse ©
Fanad Head Lighthouse
Great Pollet Sea Arch ©
Great Pollet Sea Arch

1
night
Downings, Ireland

Downings ©
Downings or Downies is a Gaeltacht village and townland on the Rosguill peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland.NameAs the village is in a Gaeltacht district, its official name is the Irish Na Dúnaibh. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hit the bull's-eye at Glen Valley Adventure Centre and then tee off at Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Downings holiday planner.

Downings is very close to Portsalon. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Downings

Fun & Games Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Glen Valley Adventure Centre
Highlights from your plan
Glen Valley Adventure Centre ©
Glen Valley Adventure Centre
Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort ©
Rosapenna Hotel Golf Resort

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nights
Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Errigal and The Workhouse. Step out of the city life by going to Glenveagh National Park and Horn Head. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at The Art House Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to WW2 Memorial and Information Point, take in the pleasant sights at Marble Hill Strand, and explore the activities along Dunfanaghy Bay.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dunfanaghy trip maker app.

Dunfanaghy is just a stone's throw from Downings. In July, daily temperatures in Dunfanaghy can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Falcarragh.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenveagh National Park, Mount Errigal
Highlights from your plan
Mount Errigal ©
Mount Errigal
The Art House Art Gallery ©
The Art House Art Gallery
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

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nights
Falcarragh, Ireland

Falcarragh ©
An Fál Carrach, sometimes called Na Crois Bhealaí is a small Gaeltacht town and townland in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. On the 9th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Tory Island.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Falcarragh online travel planner.

Falcarragh is just a short distance from Dunfanaghy. In July, daytime highs in Falcarragh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dungloe.

Things to do in Falcarragh

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tory Island
Highlights from your plan
Tory Island ©
Tory Island

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night
Dungloe, Ireland

Dungloe ©
An Clochán Liath is a Gaeltacht town in County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of The Dolmen Centre, and then make a trip to Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dungloe travel app.

Traveling by car from Falcarragh to Dungloe takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Dungloe are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Glenties.

Things to do in Dungloe

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal, The Dolmen Centre
Highlights from your plan
Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre ©
Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre
The Dolmen Centre ©
The Dolmen Centre
Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal ©
Kilclooney Dolmen Donegal

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nights
Glenties, Ireland

Glenties ©
The Glenties is a village in County Donegal, Ireland. Your list of things to see and do now includes Silver Strand Beach, Narin Beach, Crohy Head Sea Arch, and other attractions. St Connell's Museum and Stephen Bennett Studio Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Conal's Catholic Church and Ardara Heritage Centre. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dorlin Strand and look for gifts at Donegal Designer Makers.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenties holiday builder tool.

Glenties is just a short distance from Dungloe. In July, daily temperatures in Glenties can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Glencolmcille.

Things to do in Glenties

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ardara, Silver Strand Beach, Crohy Head Sea Arch, Slieve League, Narin Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
Glengesh Pass ©
Glengesh Pass

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Glencolmcille, Ireland

Glencolmcille ©
Gleann Cholm Cille is a coastal district in the southwest Gaeltacht of County Donegal in Ulster, Ireland. Glencolmcille Folk Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village and then see a world frozen in time at The Deserted Village of Port. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Muckross Head Peninsula, then hike along Glencolmcille - Tower loop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Glen Gallery Art by Conal.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glencolmcille online road trip planner.

Drive from Glenties to Glencolmcille in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Glencolmcille are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for Donegal Town on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Glencolmcille

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muckross Head Peninsula, The Deserted Village of Port
Highlights from your plan
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Muckross Head Peninsula ©
Muckross Head Peninsula

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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lough Eske as well as Hidden Gems on the Edge Tour. Your inner history buff will appreciate Donegal Castle and Abbey of the Four Masters (The Abbey). Visiting Bluestack Mountains Scenic Route and Lough Derg will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Donegal Town side-trips: Killybegs (Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre & Fintra Beach). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Sacred Heart.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Donegal Town road trip site.

Drive from Glencolmcille to Donegal Town in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rossnowlagh.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Killybegs, Lough Derg
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre ©
Maritime & Heritage Visitor Centre
Donegal Castle ©
Donegal Castle
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske

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Rossnowlagh, Ireland

Rossnowlagh ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rossnowlagh Beach, Famine Graveyard and Donegal Craft Village. On the 21st (Tue), go for a walk through Creevy Coastal Path, then view the masterpieces at Donegal Craft Village, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Famine Graveyard.

Planning Rossnowlagh trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Rossnowlagh is just a short distance from Donegal Town. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Rossnowlagh

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Donegal Town
Highlights from your plan
Rossnowlagh Beach ©
Rossnowlagh Beach
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard

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nights
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Aughris Cliff Walk has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sligo Abbey and Dunmoran Strand.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sligo attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Rossnowlagh to Sligo takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand