9 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland route planner

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Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bushmills
— 1 night
Drive
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Omagh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Downpatrick
— 1 night
Drive
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Belfast
— 2 nights
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Ballycastle

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, then take an in-depth tour of The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Puffin Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballycastle trip itinerary planning tool.

Durham to Ballycastle is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushmills

— 1 night
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, then make a trip to Giant's Causeway, then look for gifts at McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dunseverick Castle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bushmills trip planner.

Bushmills is just a stone's throw from Ballycastle. In April, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Omagh.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Omagh

— 2 nights
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Marble Arch Caves as well as National Trust - Castle Coole. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Ulster American Folk Park, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, and finally see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omagh vacation site.

You can drive from Bushmills to Omagh in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will leave for Downpatrick on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Omagh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Downpatrick

— 1 night
Downpatrick is a medium-sized town about 33km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Down County Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Saint Patrick Centre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Ward, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saul Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Downpatrick trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Omagh to Downpatrick takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Downpatrick

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Mount Stewart has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mount Stewart, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament Buildings, then see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, and finally examine the collection at SS Nomadic. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and then explore the world behind art at Ulster Folk Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Downpatrick to Belfast takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.