27 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

27 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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27 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Larne (Larne Museum & Arts Centre & Coast Rd), Clare Glen Woodland (in Tandragee) and Armagh (St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Armagh Robinson Library, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast sightseeing planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Belfast. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Belfast to be colder, temps between 10°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armagh, Lisburn, Larne, Moira Library, Clare Glen Woodland
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
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. Venture out of the city with trips to St John the Evangelist (in Carnlough) and Steensons Jewelers (in Glenarm). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, head outdoors with Antrim Coast Road, take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, and learn more about the world around you at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ballintoy itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle, St John the Evangelist, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, The Dark Hedges, Steensons Jewelers
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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
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: Bushmills (Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, & more), Castlerock (Hezlett House, Castlerock Beach, & more) and Portstewart Library (in Portstewart). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portrush East Strand, and snap pictures at Peace bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Derry trip builder app .

You can drive from Ballintoy to Derry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bushmills, Castlerock, Limavady, Omagh, Portrush
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
City Walls ©
City Walls

7
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore Enniskillen's surroundings by going to Omagh (Omagh Memorial Garden, The Abingdon Collection, & more), Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, browse the collection at Enniskillen Library, stop by Shuphoric Shoes & Accessories, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Enniskillen trip maker app .

Drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omagh, Irvinestown, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint, Corralea Activity Centre, Castle Balfour
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
Irvinestown Library ©
Irvinestown Library

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