10 days in Galway & County Donegal Itinerary

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Galway — 3 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Spend the 20th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's lots more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Galway sightseeing planner.

Huntsville, USA to Galway is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In March, Galway is little chillier than Huntsville - with highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carrick.
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Carrick — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Glencolmcille Folk Village and then get great views at Slieve League.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carrick visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Carrick takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Galway in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 42°F in Carrick. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Letterkenny.
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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Errigal, then explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, and then make a trip to Newmills Corn and Flax Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Cluain na dTor Seaside Gardens & Nursery, take in the dramatic natural features at Horn Head, and then kick back and relax at Marble Hill Strand.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Letterkenny day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Carrick to Letterkenny takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Letterkenny can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moville.
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Moville — 1 night

Moville is a coastal town located on the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal, Ireland, close to the northern tip of the island of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Culdaff Beach, take a memorable drive along Kinnagoe Bay, and then go for a walk through Moville Shore Path. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Wild Atlantic Adventure Centre, take in the dramatic scenery at Glenevin Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Five Fingers Strand.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Moville online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Moville in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Moville are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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County Donegal travel guide

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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.