22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Derry
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ballymoney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Belfast
— 7 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Omagh (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies & Ulster American Folk Park), Roe Valley Country Park (in Limavady) and Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb (in Dungiven). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, take in the views from Peace bridge, appreciate the history behind Bloody Sunday Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Derry road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Derry is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Derry is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Derry are little chillier (21°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omagh, Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb, Roe Valley Country Park
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Roe Valley Country Park ©
Roe Valley Country Park
City Walls ©
City Walls
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

4
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Enniskillen: The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh), Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and Lissan House (in Cookstown). There's much more to do: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cladagh Glen Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Topped Mountain, and browse the collection at Enniskillen Library.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Enniskillen day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Derry to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Ballymoney.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cladagh Glen Walk, The Abingdon Collection, Lissan House, Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court

3
nights
Ballymoney

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Ballymoney side-trips: Dunseverick Falls (in Bushmills), Ballintoy Harbour (in Ballintoy) and Ballycastle (Kinbane Castle & The Puffin Gallery). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Giant's Causeway, sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, get outside with The Dark Hedges, and cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ballymoney travel planner .

You can drive from Enniskillen to Ballymoney in 2.5 hours. August in Ballymoney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Bushmills, Portrush, Ballycastle, Ballintoy
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Mount Stewart (in Newtownards) and Coast Rd (in Larne). On the 16th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast online route planner .

Traveling by car from Ballymoney to Belfast takes an hour. August in Belfast sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Mount Stewart, Ulster Aviation Society, Coast Rd, Carrickfergus Castle
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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