8 days in County Down Itinerary

8 days in County Down Itinerary

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8 days in County Down Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  30​h
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Sydney


Bangor ©
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bangor: Downpatrick (Castle Ward & Struell Wells), Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland (in Strangford) and Tollymore Forest Park (in Newcastle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Mount Stewart, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, and get your game on at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bangor road trip website .

Sydney, Australia to Bangor is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Bangor, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Bangor is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkeel.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Spas

Side Trips

Newtownards, Downpatrick, Ulster Folk Museum, Tollymore Forest Park, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland
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Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum


Kilkeel ©
Kilkeel is a small town, civil parish and townland (of 554 acres and 6521inh) in County Down, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mourne Mountains. On the 6th (Sun), stroll around Silent Valley Mountain Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mourne Mountains, and then identify plant and animal life at Seascope Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Nautilus Centre, steep yourself in history at Annalong Cornmill and Harbour, then step into the grandiose world of Greencastle Royal Castle, and finally stroll through Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Kilkeel trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bangor to Kilkeel in 1.5 hours. In October in Kilkeel, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkeel

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Mourne Mountains, Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails
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Mourne Mountains ©
Mourne Mountains
Silent Valley Mountain Park ©
Silent Valley Mountain Park
Annalong Cornmill and Harbour ©
Annalong Cornmill and Harbour