13 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

13 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belfast
— 3 nights
2
Newcastle
— 1 night
3
Enniskillen
— 1 night
4
Derry
— 3 nights
5
Ballintoy
— 1 night
6
Carrickfergus
— 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basil Sheils and Nendrum Monastic Site. Step out of Belfast to go to Armagh and see St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain, admire the landmark architecture of Clifton House, learn about all things military at Grey Point Fort, and make a trip to Clonard Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast online trip itinerary maker.

Manchester to Belfast is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bangor, Nendrum Monastic Site, Basil Sheils, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)
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Clifton House ©
Clifton House
Basil Sheils ©
Basil Sheils
Black Mountain ©
Black Mountain

1
night
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
On the 31st (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Clough Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, thenhike along The Granite Trail, and finally browse the collection at Newcastle Library.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Newcastle day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Belfast to Newcastle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Newcastle sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Clough Castle
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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Newcastle Library ©
Newcastle Library
The Granite Trail ©
The Granite Trail

1
night
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden Of The Celtic Saints, thenlook for gifts at Nor Lisa Fashion Boutique, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michael's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Enniskillen trip planner.

Getting from Newcastle to Enniskillen by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Garden Of The Celtic Saints
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Saint Michael's Church ©
Saint Michael's Church

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine's Church and Largantea Picnic Area. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Eugene's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Republican Murals: Bloody Sunday, examine the collection at Foyle Valley Railway Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Derry itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. January in Derry sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Largantea Picnic Area
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St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
Largantea Picnic Area ©
Largantea Picnic Area
First Derry Presbyterian Church ©
First Derry Presbyterian Church

1
night
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonamargie Friary, view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery, thenenjoy the sand and surf at White Park Bay, and finally cruise along Antrim Coast Road.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ballintoy trip builder app.

You can drive from Derry to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Antrim Coast Road
Highlights from your plan
White Park Bay ©
White Park Bay
The Puffin Gallery ©
The Puffin Gallery
Bonamargie Friary ©
Bonamargie Friary

2
nights
Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Knights and Helen's Tower. The adventure continues: make a trip to White Harbour, take in the views from Whitehead , play a few rounds at Carrickfergus Golf Club, and stroll around Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Carrickfergus online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Carrickfergus takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Carrickfergus can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Bangor, Whitehead
Highlights from your plan
Carrickfergus Golf Club ©
Carrickfergus Golf Club
The Knights ©
The Knights
Helen's Tower ©
Helen's Tower

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