60 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland holiday planner

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Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport, Drive to Newcastle
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Newcastle
— 12 nights
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Armagh
— 12 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen
— 11 nights
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Bushmills
— 12 nights
Drive
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Carrickfergus
— 12 nights
Drive to George Best Belfast City Airport, Fly to Frankfurt

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Newcastle

— 12 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Killard National Nature Reserve and Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Portaferry (Nugent's Wood, Exploris Aquarium, &more), Cranfield Beach (in Newry) and Ardglass (Ardglass Golf Club & Ardtole Church).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Newcastle is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Newcastle is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Frankfurt in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Newcastle: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Armagh.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armagh

— 12 nights
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Get in touch with nature at Clare Glen Woodland and Ardress House. Change things up with these side-trips from Armagh: Moira Demesne (in Moira), Scarva Park (in Scarva) and Newry (Craigmore Viaduct, Killevy Churches, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Portmore Lough Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), and steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Armagh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Armagh takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Armagh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Enniskillen

— 11 nights
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Visiting Marble Arch Caves and Topped Mountain will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Enniskillen: Omagh (Omagh Memorial Garden, Ulster American Folk Park, &more), National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler) and Killeter Forest (in Castlederg). There's lots more to do: stroll through Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Castle Coole, hike along Cladagh Glen Walk, and see the interesting displays at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Enniskillen attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Armagh to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Armagh in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Enniskillen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bushmills

— 12 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Giant's Causeway and Causeway Boats. Change things up with these side-trips from Bushmills: Rathlin Island (Rathlin Island, RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, &more), Dungiven (Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb, Banagher Glen, &more) and Ballycastle (Torr Head & Ballycastle Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at World of Owls, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bushmills trip maker app.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Bushmills in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bushmills are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Carrickfergus

— 12 nights
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Get outdoors at Carnlough Bay Boat Tours and Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carrickfergus: Carnlough (Cranny Falls & St John the Evangelist), Newtownards (Ulster Historical Foundation, The Ark Open Farm, &more) and Antrim (Mill Race Trail, Antrim Round Tower, Antrim, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve, explore the activities along Strangford Lough, admire all the interesting features of Coast Rd, and tour the pleasant surroundings at WWT Castle Espie.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carrickfergus trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Carrickfergus takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.