8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Belfast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Enniskillen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Ballycastle
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
End: Birmingham

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Carrickfergus Castle and St. Malachy's Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Castle Ward and Spas. Change things up with a short trip to St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) in Armagh (about 52 minutes away). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter, and get into the urban bustle at Waterfront Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Birmingham to Belfast is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Belfast sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Spas, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Castle Ward, Carrickfergus Castle
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Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens ©
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)

1
night
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, then explore the historical opulence of Monea Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole.

Discover how to plan a Enniskillen trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Belfast to Enniskillen in 2 hours. In April in Enniskillen, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites
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National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole
Enniskillen Castle ©
Enniskillen Castle

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and finally kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and then see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. April in Derry sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush East Strand, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, The Abingdon Collection
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
St. Columb's Cathedral ©
St. Columb's Cathedral
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection

1
night
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
On the 13th (Mon), snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, and then kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballycastle trip planner.

You can drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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