22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
1
Derry
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Enniskillen
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ballintoy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Belfast
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Toronto

5
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.
Explore Derry's surroundings by going to Portrush (Dunluce Castle, Causeway Coastal Walk, & more), Bushmills (Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, & more) and Ulster American Folk Park (in Omagh). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument, take in nature's colorful creations at Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden, and don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Derry travel route builder .

Toronto, Canada to Derry is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Derry reach 21°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Portrush, Bushmills, Ulster American Folk Park, Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
City Walls ©
City Walls
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

5
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore Enniskillen's surroundings by going to Omagh (The Abingdon Collection & Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). There's much more to do: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, get lost in a book at Irvinestown Library, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Enniskillen driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Omagh, Irvinestown Library, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court

3
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Rathlin Island (Rathlin Island, Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballycastle Beach, take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, and step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballintoy online day trip planner .

Getting from Enniskillen to Ballintoy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rathlin Island, Ballycastle, The Dark Hedges, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
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The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Ballintoy Harbour ©
Ballintoy Harbour

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust (in Broughshane), Royal County Down Golf Club (in Newcastle) and Bushmills (St. Gobban's Church, Causeway Coastal Route, & more). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society, cruise along Coast Rd, and admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, Ulster Folk Museum, The Jungle NI, Royal County Down Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
City Hall ©
City Hall
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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