8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland tour planner

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Enniskillen
— 1 day
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Derry
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfast
— 2 nights

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Enniskillen

— 1 day
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and then stroll through Cuilcagh Mountain Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Enniskillen trip itinerary planning app.

Belfast to Enniskillen is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Derry

— 3 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 discover tucked-away gems like The Bogside Artists and Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. Explore Derry's surroundings by going to Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & McConaghy's Souvenir Shop), Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy) and East Strand (in Portrush). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Roe Valley Country Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and make a trip to Walled city Londonderry.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Derry route website.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Derry are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballycastle

— 2 nights
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through White Park Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Ballintoy Harbour, then view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballycastle Beach. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Cushendun Village, go for a walk through Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ballycastle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Belfast

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle, then examine the collection at HMS Caroline, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Streamvale Open Farm, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll around Crawfordsburn Country Park.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast road trip tool.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Belfast in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

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.