16 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

16 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom itinerary planner

This plan was created by another inspirock user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Tampa
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Belfast
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballintoy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Derry
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Enniskillen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Armagh
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tampa

6
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.
Crumlin Road Gaol and Ulster Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mount Stewart House and Cathedral Quarter. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Coast Rd (in Larne) and Castle Ward (in Downpatrick). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, and contemplate the long history of Falls Road.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip website .

Tampa, USA to Belfast is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Tampa in April, expect Belfast to be much colder, temps between 52°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castle Ward, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Coast Rd, Hillsborough Castle, Carrickfergus Castle
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Mount Stewart House ©
Mount Stewart House

1
night
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 17th (Tue), get outside with Causeway Coastal Route, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Ballintoy tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Derry.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Kinbane Castle, Dunluce Castle
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Walls and Museum of Free Derry. Step out of Derry with an excursion to Strabane Library in Strabane--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Guildhall, explore and take pictures at University of Ulster, Magee College, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind Free Derry Corner.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Derry trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Ballintoy to Derry in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Strabane Library
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall

3
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. On the 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at The Abingdon Collection, get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, then make a trip to Cole Monument, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shuphoric Shoes & Accessories, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, then stroll through Devenish Island, and finally steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. In April in Enniskillen, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Omagh, Devenish Island
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole
Devenish Island ©
Devenish Island

1
night
Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. On the 24th (Tue), tour or see a game at The Jungle and then steep yourself in history at Servite Priory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Armagh vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Armagh takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Enniskillen in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Armagh, with lows of 38°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Armagh

Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Jungle NI, Servite Priory
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI
Servite Priory ©
Servite Priory

Similar Plans

22 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in England, Scotland & Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Northern Ireland BY A USER FROM GREECE July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans