12 days in Newtownabbey, Mystic & Watertown Itinerary

12 days in Newtownabbey, Mystic & Watertown Itinerary

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Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport, Drive to Ballyclare
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to George Best Belfast City Airport, Fly to Logan International Airport, Drive to Mystic
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Mystic, United States
— 4 nights
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Watertown, United States
— 4 nights
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Ballyclare, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Ballyclare is a small town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): have fun at Valley Leisure Centre, get to know the resident critters at Belfast Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Skelton's Racecar. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Ballyrobert Cottage Garden and Nursery, then look for gifts at Abbey Centre, then stroll around Jordanstown Loughshore Park, and finally stop by Logwood Plant Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ballyclare route builder website.

Nashville, USA to Ballyclare is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. While traveling from Nashville, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Ballyclare, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Mystic.

Things to do in Ballyclare

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

Mystic, United States

— 4 nights
A historical leading seaport, Mystic has maintained a strong respect for the past.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mystic: Shining Sea Bikeway (in Falmouth) and Six Flags New England (in Agawam). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Mystic Seaport Museum, see the interesting displays at The Submarine Force Museum, contemplate the long history of Olde Mistick Village, and look for gifts at The Book Barn.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mystic road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballyclare to Mystic. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ballyclare in September: high temperatures in Mystic hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Watertown.

Things to do in Mystic

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Watertown, United States

— 4 nights
Watertown is a city in the state of New York and the county seat of Jefferson County. Explore Watertown's surroundings by going to Antique Boat Museum (in Clayton), Alexandria Bay (Thousand Islands Winery, Boldt Castle and Yacht House, &more) and The Wild Center (in Tupper Lake). Next up on the itinerary: browse the collection at Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, contemplate the waterfront views at Skaneateles Lake, and steep yourself in history at Seward House Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Watertown route builder.

Drive from Mystic to Watertown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Mystic in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Watertown, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Watertown

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Newtownabbey travel guide

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Zoos · Military Museums · Thermal Spas
Newtownabbey is a large settlement north of Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Sometimes considered to be a suburb of Belfast, it is separated from the rest of the city by Cavehill and Fortwilliam golf course. At the 2001 Census, Newtownabbey Urban Area had a population of 62,056, making it the fourth largest settlement in Northern Ireland. It is part of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.Largely a residential area, Newtownabbey is also home to many engineering and computer industries. Retail and leisure facilities include the Abbey Centre, the Valley Leisure Centre, the Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, The Theatre at the Mill, Glengormley Moviehouse, Glengormley Sportsbowl and three large public parks. The main campus for the University of Ulster is based in the Jordanstown area of Newtownabbey. Although the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster is due to merge with the current Belfast campus which is due to be completed by 2018.HistoryNewtownabbey was formed by the merging of seven villages; Carnmoney, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Whiteabbey, Whitehouse and Whitewell. It was formally brought into being on 1 April 1958. Before its inception the expanse fell under the jurisdiction of the Belfast Rural District Council.

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