18 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

18 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Drive:  31​h
1
Enniskillen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bangor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Portrush
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulster American Folk Park and Devenish Island. Get in touch with nature at Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and Lough Erne. When in Enniskillen, make a side trip to see National Trust - Crom in Newtownbutler, approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Castle Coole, look for gifts at Shuphoric Shoes & Accessories, take an in-depth tour of Aughakillymaude Community Mummers Centre, and steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen trip itinerary website .

Brisbane, Australia to Enniskillen is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Enniskillen hover around 16°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Devenish Island, Castle Balfour, Aughakillymaude Community Mummers Centre, Ulster American Folk Park, National Trust - Crom
Highlights from your plan
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Crom ©
National Trust - Crom

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Narrow Water Events. Visiting Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and Royal County Down Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle side-trips: Lough Neagh Discovery Centre (in Craigavon) and Newry (Newry Cathedral & Cranfield Beach).

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle travel route planning site .

You can drive from Enniskillen to Newcastle in 2.5 hours. May in Newcastle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Newry, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Tyrella Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Royal County Down Golf Club ©
Royal County Down Golf Club

4
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral Quarter and Mount Stewart House. Step out of the city life by going to WWT Castle Espie and Greenisland Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Bangor side-trips: Ballywalter Beach (in Ballywalter) and Belfast (Ulster Museum & Rockmount Golf Club). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, make a trip to Falls Road, and tee off at Fortwilliam Golf Club.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bangor road trip planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Bangor

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Belfast, Mount Stewart, WWT Castle Espie, Ballywalter Beach, Greenisland Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

5
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Escape the urban bustle at Giant's Causeway and Castlerock Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunluce Castle and City Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portrush: Ballycastle (Ballycastle Beach & Kinbane Castle) and Derry (The Playhouse, Peace bridge, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, contemplate the long history of Hezlett House, kick back and relax at Downhill Beach, and relax in the rural setting at Causeway Fun Farm.

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You can drive from Bangor to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bushmills, Derry, Castlerock, Ballycastle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
City Walls ©
City Walls

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