31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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

6
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enniskillen: Omagh (Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, The Abingdon Collection, & more), Caldragh cemetery (in Boa Island) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). The adventure continues: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, hike along Cuilcagh Mountain Park, identify plant and animal life at National Trust - Crom, and explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Castle Coole.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Enniskillen road trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Enniskillen is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Enniskillen to be a bit cooler, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

9
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 Bushmills (Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, & more), Portrush (Dunluce Castle, Portrush Library, & more) and Castlerock (Hezlett House & Mussenden Temple). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral, and take in the views from Peace bridge.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Derry trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Ballintoy on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballintoy: Glenarm Marina (in Glenarm) and Cushendun Village (in Ballymena). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, take a peaceful walk through Glenariff Forest Park, get a new perspective on nature at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, and step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle.

Find out how to plan Ballintoy trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Derry to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, Cushendun Village, Glenarm Marina, Glenariff Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre ©

10
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 (Gleno Waterfall, McIlwaine Fine Art, & more), Armagh (St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Armagh Robinson Library, & more) and Ardtole Church (in Ardglass). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, and explore the engaging exhibits at W5.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Belfast travel route site .

You can drive from Ballintoy to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Carrickfergus, Bangor, Larne, Armagh, Whitehead
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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