12 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

12 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toowoomba
Fly + Drive:  37 h
1
Bangor
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Belfast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Enniskillen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Derry
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Ballintoy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  37 h
End: Toowoomba

2
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Plant and Play Wildlife Garden, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grey Abbey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Echlinville Distillery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Somme Heritage Centre. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ward Park, then identify plant and animal life at Kiltonga Nature Reserve, then take a leisurely stroll along Eisenhower Pier, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Marine Gardens Coastal Walk.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bangor road trip planner.

Toowoomba, Australia to Bangor is an approximately 37- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toowoomba to Bangor is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Toowoomba in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Bangor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newtownards, Grey Abbey
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Grey Abbey ©
Grey Abbey
Somme Heritage Centre ©
Somme Heritage Centre
Bangor Abbey ©
Bangor Abbey

3
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downpatrick & County Down Railway and National Trust - The Argory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Down Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland). Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Navan Centre & Fort (in Armagh), Strangford Lough (in Strangford) and Downpatrick (Saul Church & The Saint Patrick Centre). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, make a trip to Oh Yeah Music Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patricks Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Clifton House.

To find out how to plan a trip to Belfast, use our trip itinerary maker.

Belfast is very close to Bangor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Armagh, Newry Cathedral, Strangford Lough, National Trust - The Argory
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Downpatrick & County Down Railway ©
Downpatrick & County Down Railway
Down Cathedral ©
Down Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

1
night
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 11th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michael's Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery, then delve into the distant past at Drumskinny Stone Circle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Of The Celtic Saints, and finally take some stellar pictures from Carnmore Viewpoint.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Enniskillen holiday builder tool.

Getting from Belfast to Enniskillen by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Garden Of The Celtic Saints
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Saint Michael's Church ©
Saint Michael's Church
Drumskinny Stone Circle ©
Drumskinny Stone Circle
The Boatyard Distillery ©
The Boatyard Distillery

1
night
Derry

Derry ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Eugene's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine's Church, and finally listen to music at Millennium Forum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Derry trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Derry are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
Millennium Forum ©
Millennium Forum

2
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the activities along White Park Bay, view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonamargie Friary, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Murlough Bay and Fair Head.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ballintoy road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Derry to Ballintoy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ballycastle
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White Park Bay ©
White Park Bay
Bonamargie Friary ©
Bonamargie Friary
The Puffin Gallery ©
The Puffin Gallery

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