21 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

21 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Omagh
— 2 nights
2
Derry
— 2 nights
3
Bushmills
— 3 nights
4
Whitehead
— 2 nights
5
Belfast
— 4 nights
6
Newcastle
— 3 nights
7
Carrickfergus
— 3 nights

2
nights
Omagh

Omagh ©
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Marble Arch Caves (in Florencecourt), The Sheelin Antique Lace Shop & Collection (in Enniskillen) and The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, stroll around Gortin Glen Forest Park, relax in the rural setting at Mellon Fun Farm, and see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Omagh trip maker app.

Charlotte, USA to Omagh is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in May, expect nights in Omagh to be slightly colder, around °F, while days are much colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Omagh

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Enniskillen, The Jungle NI
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI

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.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument, admire the striking features of St. Columb's Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Peace bridge, get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, thenlook for gifts at Checkpoint Charlie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Omagh to Derry in an hour. In May in Derry, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum

3
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bushmills is known for nature, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, kick back and relax at Bushfoot Strand, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills online vacation planner.

Drive from Derry to Bushmills in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Whitehead.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, The Dark Hedges
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

2
nights
Whitehead

Whitehead ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Whitehead Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to The Bank House, thentake in the views from Whitehead , and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blackhead Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Beach Road Nature Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Donaghadee Harbour, and then identify plant and animal life at Whitehead Conservation Area.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Whitehead trip maker.

You can drive from Bushmills to Whitehead in 1.5 hours. In May in Whitehead, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Whitehead

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Donaghadee Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Blackhead Path ©
Blackhead Path
Beach Road Nature Reserve ©
Beach Road Nature Reserve
Whitehead Conservation Area ©
Whitehead Conservation Area

4
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.
Belfast is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner.

You can drive from Whitehead to Belfast in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ulster Folk Museum, Ulster Historical Foundation
Highlights from your plan
City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Step out of Newcastle to go to Rostrevor and see Kilbroney Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip app.

You can drive from Belfast to Newcastle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilbroney Park, Struell Wells, Blue Beans Cultural Gift & Craft Shop
Highlights from your plan
Tollymore Forest Park ©
Tollymore Forest Park
Royal County Down Golf Club ©
Royal County Down Golf Club
Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs ©
Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs

3
nights
Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Knockagh Monument, walk around Jordanstown Loughshore Park, thenappreciate the history behind The Knights, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Marine Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gleno Waterfall, and then step into the grandiose world of Glenarm Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carrickfergus online day trip planner.

You can drive from Newcastle to Carrickfergus in 1.5 hours. In May in Carrickfergus, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Gleno Waterfall, Glenarm Castle
Highlights from your plan
Marine Gardens ©
Marine Gardens
Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle
Gleno Waterfall ©
Gleno Waterfall

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