15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Enniskillen
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Derry
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Armagh
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  19​h
End: New York City

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Moravian Cemetery and Gracehill Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Nicholas Church and Saint Patricks Church. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, learn about all things military at Royal Ulster Rifles Museum, take an in-depth tour of Northern Ireland War Memorial, and admire the verdant scenery at Glens of Antrim.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner .

New York City, USA to Belfast is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Belfast is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Belfast reach 57°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ballymena, Glens of Antrim, St. Nicholas Church
Highlights from your plan
St Peter's Cathedral ©
St Peter's Cathedral
Gracehill Village ©
Gracehill Village
Saint Patricks Church ©
Saint Patricks Church

2
nights
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
On the 18th (Fri), get great views at Larrybane Quarry, get engrossed in the history at Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Torr Head, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonamargie Friary, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Puffin Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Ballycastle Harbour, play a few rounds at Ballycastle Golf Club, and then admire the sheer force of Cranny Falls.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ballycastle travel app .

Drive from Belfast to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cranny Falls, Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Torr Head ©
Torr Head
Bonamargie Friary ©
Bonamargie Friary
Cranny Falls ©
Cranny Falls

2
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 20th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Drumskinny Stone Circle, then delve into the lush surroundings at Knockmany Forest, then cruise along Carnmore Viewpoint, and finally hike along Cladagh Glen Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garden Of The Celtic Saints, get outside with Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, then admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, then stop by Nor Lisa Fashion Boutique, and finally get outside with Magho Cliffs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Enniskillen holiday builder site .

Drive from Ballycastle to Enniskillen in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Knockmany Forest, Cladagh Glen Walk, Garden Of The Celtic Saints
Highlights from your plan
Carnmore Viewpoint ©
Carnmore Viewpoint
Drumskinny Stone Circle ©
Drumskinny Stone Circle
Knockmany Forest ©
Knockmany Forest

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Augustine's Church and St. Eugene's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Temple Springs Fishery and Davagh Forest Trails. Take a break from Derry with a short trip to Downhill Beach in Castlerock, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery, examine the collection at Foyle Valley Railway Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of First Derry Presbyterian Church, and admire the striking features of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower).

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Derry trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Armagh.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple Springs Fishery, Davagh Forest Trails, Downhill Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
Temple Springs Fishery ©
Temple Springs Fishery
First Derry Presbyterian Church ©
First Derry Presbyterian Church

3
nights
Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Get some historical perspective at St. Mark's Parish Church and Newry Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palace Stables Heritage Centre and Armagh Observatory. Step out of Armagh with an excursion to Flagstaff Viewpoint in Newry--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Armagh Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, make a trip to No 5 Vicars’ Hill, and get lost in a book at Armagh Robinson Library.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Armagh visit planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Armagh takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Armagh when traveling from Derry in October, with lows around 44°F. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Armagh

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Newry
Highlights from your plan
St. Mark's Parish Church ©
St. Mark's Parish Church
Armagh Gaol ©
Armagh Gaol
Newry Cathedral ©
Newry Cathedral

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