25 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

25 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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25 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Derry
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Enniskillen
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Belfast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ballintoy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Newark

7
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Derry: Mussenden Temple (in Castlerock), Portrush (Portrush East Strand, Dunluce Castle, & more) and Bushmills (McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, Giant's Causeway, & more). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, appreciate the history behind Bloody Sunday Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, and admire the striking features of Guildhall.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Derry trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Derry is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Derry, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Derry reach 62°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

7
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Enniskillen side-trips: Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly), Omagh (Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre & The Abingdon Collection) and National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, get outside with Lough Erne, contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, and get your game on at Safari Action.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Enniskillen trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Irvinestown, Omagh, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint, National Trust - Crom, Cladagh Glen Walk
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Larne (Larne Museum & Arts Centre & Coast Rd), Armagh (Armagh Robinson Library & St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)) and Royal County Down Golf Club (in Newcastle). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Belfast takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Armagh, Lisburn, Larne, Mount Stewart, Whitehead
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

3
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at The Puffin Gallery, then cruise along The Dark Hedges, then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, and finally take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Rathlin Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballycastle Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ballintoy tour planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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