12 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Orleans
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Newcastle
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Castlerock
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Carrickfergus
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: New Orleans

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cranfield Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Royal County Down Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Tyrella Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Dundrum Castle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Newcastle is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Orleans to Newcastle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, things will get a bit cooler in Newcastle: highs are around 16°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Castlerock.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cranfield Beach, Tyrella Beach
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Cranfield Beach ©
Cranfield Beach
Royal County Down Golf Club ©
Royal County Down Golf Club
Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle

4
nights
Castlerock

Castlerock ©
Step out of the city life by going to Giant's Causeway and Castlerock Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Dunluce Castle and City Walls. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballycastle Beach (in Ballycastle), Walking tours (in Derry) and Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Castlerock travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Castlerock in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Castlerock can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Castlerock

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Portrush, Derry, Ballintoy, Ballycastle Beach
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

5
nights
Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Get a sense of the local culture at Crumlin Road Gaol and Ulster Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Ballywalter Beach and Greenisland Golf Club. Explore Carrickfergus' surroundings by going to Bangor Abbey (in Bangor), Mount Stewart (in Newtownards) and Rockmount Golf Club (in Belfast). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Quarter, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Carrickfergus day trip app.

Traveling by car from Castlerock to Carrickfergus takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belfast, Ballywalter Beach, Bangor Abbey, Mount Stewart
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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