5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

5 days in County Donegal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Donegal Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Donegal Airport, Drive to Letterkenny
— 2 nights
Drive to Donegal Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City



— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Letterkenny: Slieve League (in Carrick), Donegal Castle (in Donegal Town) and Glencolmcille Folk Village (in Glencolmcille). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Glenveagh National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Doagh Famine village, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, and take some stellar pictures from Malin Head.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Letterkenny online route maker.

New York City, USA to Letterkenny is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get little chillier in Letterkenny: highs are around 65°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

County Donegal travel guide

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.