31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland travel route builder

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Belfast
— 12 nights
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Ballycastle
— 5 nights
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Enniskillen
— 5 nights
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Derry
— 8 nights
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Belfast

— 12 nights
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: Bangor Castle Walled Garden (in Bangor), Armagh (St. Malachy's Chapel, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), &more) and Newcastle (Murlough National Nature Reserve, Royal County Down Golf Club, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of City Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belfast vacation planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Belfast is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballycastle

— 5 nights
Explore Ballycastle's surroundings by going to Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust (in Broughshane), Lissanoure Castle (in Ballymena) and Rathlin Island (RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre & Rathlin Island).

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Ballycastle planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Enniskillen

— 5 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Enniskillen side-trips: Omagh (Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, The Abingdon Collection, &more) and National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery, Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Devenish Island, and steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Enniskillen day trip site.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Enniskillen in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Derry

— 8 nights

Maiden City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derry: Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae), Portrush (Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links, East Strand, &more) and Bushmills (Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway, &more). There's lots more to do: cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, don't miss a visit to St. Columba Heritage Centre, get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral.

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You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. In July in Derry, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.