22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  29 h
1
Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Derry
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Ballintoy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Belfast
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get outdoors at National Trust - Crom and Cuilcagh Mountain Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Castle Coole and Devenish Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enniskillen: The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh) and Grant Ancestral Home (in Ballygawley). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, look for gifts at Nor Lisa Fashion Boutique, make a trip to Cole Monument, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Enniskillen is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Irvinestown, The Abingdon Collection, Castle Balfour, Grant Ancestral Home, National Trust - Crom
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court

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.
Popular historic sites such as Dunluce Castle and City Walls are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Giant's Causeway and Portrush East Strand. Get out of town with these interesting Derry side-trips: Dungiven (Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb & Banagher Old Church), Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House (in Castlerock) and Limavady (Largantea Picnic Area & Roe Valley Country Park). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Ulster American Folk Park, get to know the fascinating history of The Two Bridges Walk, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church, and pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Derry online journey planner.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Derry are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portrush, Dungiven, Limavady, Ulster American Folk Park, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
City Walls ©
City Walls

3
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Escape the urban bustle at The Dark Hedges and RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre. Get some historical perspective at Kinbane Castle and Torr Head. When in Ballintoy, make a side trip to see Cushendun Village in Ballymena, approximately Ballymena away.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballintoy day trip tool.

Drive from Derry to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballycastle, The Dark Hedges, RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, Cushendun Village, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
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RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre ©
RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Causeway Coastal Route and Dundrum Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Belfast and Crumlin Road Gaol. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Moravian Cemetery (in Gracehill), Coast Rd (in Larne) and St John the Evangelist (in Carnlough). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings, and stroll the grounds of Clifton Street Graveyard.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Belfast are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, Ulster Folk Museum, Dundrum Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Coast Rd
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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