10 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

10 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Belfast International Airport, Drive to Enniskillen
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Enniskillen
— 1 night
Drive
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Derry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ballintoy
— 1 night
Drive
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Rathlin Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Belfast
— 3 nights
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Enniskillen

— 1 night
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of National Trust - Crom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, then step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, then take a stroll through Buttermarket, and finally step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen trip planner.

Denver, USA to Enniskillen is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Enniskillen due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for much colder days in Enniskillen, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Derry

— 2 nights

Maiden City

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.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy some music at Millennium Forum, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Castlerock Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and then kick back and relax at East Strand.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. June in Derry sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballintoy

— 1 night
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at White Park Bay, then take a leisurely stroll along Ballintoy Harbour, and then take a memorable drive along Antrim Coast Road.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ballintoy trip tool.

You can drive from Derry to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Rathlin Island.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trip

Rathlin Island

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, stroll through RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, then shop like a local with Breakwater Studio, and finally head off the coast to Rathlin Island.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rathlin Island online route planner.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Rathlin Island takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Belfast

— 3 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
For shopping fun, head to C.S. Lewis Square or Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Castle Ward and St. Malachy's Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Newcastle (Murlough National Nature Reserve & Dundrum Castle). And it doesn't end there: visit Cathedral Quarter, step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle, and shop like a local with MAC.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast road trip site.

Traveling by car from Rathlin Island to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.