15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

15 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland trip planner

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre ->W, Train to Derry
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Derry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rathlin Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfast
— 4 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Montreal

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Derry

— 3 nights

Maiden City

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.
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and St. Columb's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Free Derry and Tower Museum. When in Derry, make a side trip to see Giant's Causeway in Bushmills, approximately Bushmills away. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Millennium Forum, pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and take in the exciting artwork at The Warehouse Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Derry itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to Derry is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Montreal to Derry, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, expect Derry to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Enniskillen

— 4 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Appreciate the collections at The Abingdon Collection and Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like National Trust - Florence Court and National Trust - Crom. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, step off the mainland to explore Devenish Island, look for gifts at The Sheelin Antique Lace Shop & Collection, and hike along Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen trip builder.

You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Derry in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Enniskillen, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rathlin Island.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Rathlin Island

— 1 night
On the 9th (Sat), shop like a local with Breakwater Studio, then stroll through RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, and then step off the mainland to explore Rathlin Island.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rathlin Island trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Rathlin Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Ballycastle

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle and then stroll through Ballycastle Beach. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Cushendun Village, then delve into the lush surroundings at Glenariff Forest Park, and then take a tour by water with Carnlough Bay Boat Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ballycastle trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Belfast

— 4 nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Victoria Square Shopping Centre and MAC. Castle Ward and HMS Caroline are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Belfast, make a side trip to see Murlough National Nature Reserve in Newcastle, approximately Newcastle away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, play a few rounds at Colin Glen, take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter, and step into the grandiose world of Carrickfergus Castle.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belfast visit app.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Belfast in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.