16 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Belfast
— 3 nights
2
Enniskillen
— 2 nights
3
Derry
— 2 nights
4
Ballintoy
— 3 nights
5
Portrush
— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like WWT Castle Espie and Black Mountain. Down Cathedral and Clifton House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Newry Cathedral (in Newry), Ardboe Cross (in Ardboe) and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland) (in Armagh). There's still lots to do: catch some excitement at Vertigo Indoor Skydiving and learn about all things military at Grey Point Fort.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belfast online tour itinerary builder.

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, daytime highs in Belfast are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Down Cathedral, Grey Point Fort, Newry Cathedral, WWT Castle Espie, Ardboe Cross
Highlights from your plan
Grey Point Fort ©
Grey Point Fort
WWT Castle Espie ©
WWT Castle Espie
Down Cathedral ©
Down Cathedral

2
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. You've now added Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sun), hike along Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Castle Balfour, take some stellar pictures from Carnmore Viewpoint, thentake a peaceful walk through Killeter Forest, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Enniskillen trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Belfast to Enniskillen in 2 hours. In December in Enniskillen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Cladagh Glen Walk, Castle Balfour, Killeter Forest
Highlights from your plan
Killeter Forest ©
Killeter Forest
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail ©
Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail
The Boatyard Distillery ©
The Boatyard Distillery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Manannan Mac Lir, thentrek along Davagh Forest Trails, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Foyle Valley Railway Museum, take a stroll around Millennium Forum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Derry Presbyterian Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Eugene's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Davagh Forest Trails, Manannan Mac Lir
Highlights from your plan
St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
First Derry Presbyterian Church ©
First Derry Presbyterian Church
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower) ©
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)

3
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
You've now added Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at White Park Bay, steep yourself in history at Bonamargie Friary, thencontemplate the long history of Torr Head, and finally tee off at Ballycastle Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kintyre Peninsula, thenexplore the historical opulence of Lissanoure Castle, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, and finally browse the exhibits of The Puffin Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ballintoy tour itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Kintyre Peninsula, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, Gracehill Golf Course, Lissanoure Castle
Highlights from your plan
White Park Bay ©
White Park Bay
Bonamargie Friary ©
Bonamargie Friary
Torr Head ©
Torr Head

5
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. You've now added Portrush Whiterocks Beach to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Portrush East Strand and Portrush Countryside Centre. Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and Largantea Picnic Area are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Portglenone Forest (in Portglenone), Temple Springs Fishery (in Garvagh) and Cushy Glen Statue (in Limavady). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castlerock Beach, tee off at Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portrush West Strand, and don't miss a visit to Ramore Head.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portrush online sightseeing planner.

Portrush is just a short distance from Ballintoy. In January in Portrush, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Castlerock, Limavady, Portglenone Forest, Temple Springs Fishery
Highlights from your plan
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Castlerock Beach ©
Castlerock Beach
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

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