17 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

17 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Kilkeel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Portrush
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Belfast
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: London

2
nights
Kilkeel

Kilkeel ©
Kilkeel is a small town, civil parish and townland (of 554 acres and 6521inh) in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs and then identify plant and animal life at Seascope Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mary Catherine's Cottage, then identify plant and animal life at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, and then tee off at Royal County Down Golf Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kilkeel route planner .

London to Kilkeel is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, daytime highs in Kilkeel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Kilkeel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle, Newry, Clare Glen Woodland, Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs
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Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Royal County Down Golf Club ©
Royal County Down Golf Club
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

4
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Visit Ulster American Folk Park and Enniskillen Castle for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at National Trust - Crom and Devenish Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Killeter Forest (in Castlederg) and The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, explore the ancient world of Drumskinny Stone Circle, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden Of The Celtic Saints, and get great views at Carnmore Viewpoint.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Enniskillen trip builder website .

You can drive from Kilkeel to Enniskillen in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Omagh, Irvinestown, Killeter Forest, Cladagh Glen Walk, National Trust - Crom
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves

4
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Step out of the city life by going to Giant's Causeway and Bushfoot Strand. Get some historical perspective at Dunluce Castle and City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portrush: Ballycastle Beach (in Ballycastle) and Temple Springs Fishery (in Garvagh). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mussenden Temple, cruise along The Dark Hedges, and enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Portrush trip website .

You can drive from Enniskillen to Portrush in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Portrush are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bushmills, Castlerock, The Dark Hedges, Ballycastle Beach, Temple Springs Fishery
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Crumlin Road Gaol and St George's Church. Take a break from the city and head to Whitehead Conservation Area and World of Owls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: RSPB Portmore Lough (in Craigavon), Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust (in Broughshane) and Beach Road Nature Reserve (in Whitehead). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Killard National Nature Reserve, take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter, take a peaceful walk through Portavoe Reservoir, and see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Belfast road trip website .

Traveling by car from Portrush to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitehead, Carrickfergus, WWT Castle Espie, Killard National Nature Reserve, Plant and Play Wildlife Garden
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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