24 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

24 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast
— 9 nights
Drive
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Ballycastle
— 4 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive
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Derry
— 6 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Toronto

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Belfast — 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Coast Rd in Larne (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of City Hall, see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Belfast, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Toronto, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Belfast. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Toronto in September; daily highs in Belfast reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle — 4 nights

Ballycastle is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Causeway Coastal Route, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Dark Hedges, and learn more about the world around you at The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballycastle trip planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Enniskillen.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Scenic Drive
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Enniskillen — 4 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enniskillen: Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and Omagh (Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, The Abingdon Collection, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery, Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and stop by The Sheelin Antique Lace Shop & Collection.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Enniskillen online travel route planner.

Getting from Ballycastle to Enniskillen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Derry — 6 nights

Maiden City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Derry: Cheeky Chimps (in Coleraine), Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Distillery) and Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, admire the striking features of Guildhall, get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Derry sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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