11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland trip maker

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Belfast
— 3 nights
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Rathlin Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Derry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen
— 3 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Ward and St. Malachy's Church. Get some cultural insight at HMS Caroline and Scrabo Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Murlough National Nature Reserve (in Newcastle) and Down County Museum (in Downpatrick). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at C.S. Lewis Square, step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, visit Cathedral Quarter, and browse the different shops at Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

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Denver, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Belfast: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rathlin Island.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Rathlin Island

— 1 night
On the 10th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Rathlin Island, and finally view the masterpieces at Breakwater Studio.

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Traveling by car from Belfast to Rathlin Island takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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 11th (Fri), get advice or help at Millennium Forum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and then don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and finally appreciate the history behind Bloody Sunday Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Derry online visit planner.

Drive from Rathlin Island to Derry in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Side Trip

Enniskillen

— 3 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 13th (Sun), shop like a local with Buttermarket, then step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and finally trek along Cuilcagh Mountain Park. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, get to know the fascinating history of National Trust - Crom, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Balfour.

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You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. June in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.