32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Slemish Mountain (in Broughshane), Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy) and Bushmills (Dunseverick Falls, Giant's Causeway, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to City Hall, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, take a memorable drive along Coast Rd, and learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip maker website.

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

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bushmills, Armagh, Bangor, Ulster Historical Foundation, Slemish Mountain
Highlights from your plan
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

7
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore Enniskillen's surroundings by going to Omagh (The Abingdon Collection, Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, &more) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). There's lots more to do: practice your aim at Safari Action, take in the awesome beauty at Topped Mountain, explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Garden Of The Celtic Saints.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Enniskillen day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Enniskillen takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Omagh, Irvinestown, Corralea Activity Centre, Castle Balfour, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
Highlights from your plan
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Safari Action ©
Safari Action
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.
Explore Derry's surroundings by going to Omagh (Ulster American Folk Park, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, &more), Portrush (Portrush West Strand, Dunluce Castle, &more) and Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), don't miss a visit to The People's Gallery, and get your game on at Blokart Fun.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read Derry tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Enniskillen to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballycastle: Rathlin Island (Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre & Breakwater Studio).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ballycastle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rathlin Island, Ballintoy, The Dark Hedges, Antrim Coast Road, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
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 ©
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre

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