9 days in Cushendun, Bangor & Newcastle Itinerary

9 days in Cushendun, Bangor & Newcastle Itinerary

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9 days in Cushendun, Bangor & Newcastle Itinerary

Start: Cushendun
1
Cushendun
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bangor
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Newcastle
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Cushendun

1
day
Cushendun

Cushendun
Cushendun is a small coastal village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Cairn of Sean O'Neill 1567 and then trek along Caves of Cushendun.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cushendun online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Cushendun

Trails Parks Outdoors

4
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Ballywalter Beach and Portavoe Reservoir. Popular historic sites such as Mount Stewart and Nendrum Monastic Site are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at WWT Castle Espie, stroll through Helen's Bay beach, contemplate the long history of Bangor Abbey, and admire the natural beauty at Plant and Play Wildlife Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bangor trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Cushendun to Bangor takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Newcastle.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Newtownards, Comber, Donaghadee Harbour, Portavoe Reservoir, Ballywalter Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum
Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dundrum Castle and Annalong Cornmill and Harbour. Get outdoors at Royal County Down Golf Club and Mourne Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Killard National Nature Reserve (in Strangford), Newry (Flagstaff Viewpoint & Cranfield Beach) and Downpatrick (Inch Abbey & Castle Ward).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle trip builder .

Traveling by car from Bangor to Newcastle takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Newry, Mourne Mountains, Killard National Nature Reserve, Seaforde Tropical Butterfly House
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Mourne Mountains ©
Mourne Mountains
Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward
Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Murlough National Nature Reserve