15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  27 h
1
Belfast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ballintoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Derry
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Gracehill Moravian Church (in Ballymena), Coast Rd (in Larne) and Bushmills (Causeway Coastal Route & Bushmills Distillery). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, make a trip to Oh Yeah Music Centre, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In January, Belfast is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 8°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Coast Rd, Causeway Coastal Route, Antrim Round Tower, Antrim, Bushmills Distillery, Ulster Historical Foundation
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

2
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): cruise along The Dark Hedges, then get a new perspective on nature at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at The Puffin Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Lissanoure Castle, steep yourself in history at Torr Head, then get great views at Larrybane Quarry, and finally take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballintoy road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Lissanoure Castle, The Dark Hedges, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
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The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre ©

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.
Explore Derry's surroundings by going to Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Banagher Old Church (in Dungiven). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, take a memorable drive along Gortmore Viewpoint, and kick back and relax at Downhill Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Derry day trip planning tool .

Getting from Ballintoy to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Derry, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bushmills, Castlerock, Dunluce Castle, Banagher Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
City Walls ©
City Walls
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

4
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and Omagh (The Abingdon Collection & Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre). There's lots more to do: hit the bull's-eye at Safari Action, browse the collection at Irvinestown Library, admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, and sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Enniskillen online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omagh, Irvinestown, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
The Boatyard Distillery ©
The Boatyard Distillery
Irvinestown Library ©
Irvinestown Library

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