32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Belfast
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Enniskillen
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Derry
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ballycastle
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Johannesburg

8
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: Coast Rd (in Larne), Slemish Mountain (in Broughshane) and Bushmills (Dunseverick Falls, Giant's Causeway, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline, take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Belfast is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Belfast. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Belfast at 10°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bushmills, Armagh, Bangor, Causeway Coastal Route, Ulster Aviation Society
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

7
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and Omagh (The Abingdon Collection, Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topped Mountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden Of The Celtic Saints.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Enniskillen trip app .

Getting from Belfast to Enniskillen by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Enniskillen can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

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

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Derry side-trips: Portrush (Portrush West Strand, Dunluce Castle, & more), Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae) and Omagh (Ulster American Folk Park, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, & more). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, take in the views from Peace bridge, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, and kick back and relax at Castlerock Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Derry road trip planner .

Getting from Enniskillen to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portrush, Castlerock, Omagh, Limavady, Bushfoot Strand
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

5
nights
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Explore Ballycastle's surroundings by going to Rathlin Island (Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre & Breakwater Studio).

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Ballycastle holiday app .

Drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Rathlin Island, The Dark Hedges, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, Antrim Coast Road
Highlights from your plan
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre ©

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