29 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Newcastle
— 4 nights
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Armagh
— 5 nights
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Enniskillen
— 5 nights
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Derry
— 5 nights
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Ballintoy
— 4 nights
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Larne
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Newcastle — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Belfast (Crumlin Road Gaol, Titanic Belfast, &more) and Lagan Valley LeisurePlex (in Lisburn).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary maker site.

Oslo, Norway to Newcastle is an approximately 29-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Newcastle is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Newcastle when traveling from Oslo in November, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Armagh.
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Armagh — 5 nights

Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Change things up with these side-trips from Armagh: Springhill House (in Moneymore), The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt) and Newry (Cranfield Beach, Narrow Water Events, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), make a trip to Mount Ida Pottery, explore the historical opulence of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Benburb Valley Park and Castle.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Armagh online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Newcastle to Armagh takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen — 5 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Omagh (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Ulster American Folk Park, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, take a spin around town with Corralea Activity Centre, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Enniskillen tour builder app.

You can drive from Armagh to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Armagh in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Enniskillen, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Derry.
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Derry — 5 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 Derry's surroundings by going to Dungiven (Banagher Glen, Banagher Old Church, &more) and Maghera Library (in Maghera). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, deepen your understanding at University of Ulster - Magee Campus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ballintoy.
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Ballintoy — 4 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballintoy: Castlerock (Downhill Beach, Castlerock Beach, &more).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ballintoy road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Derry to Ballintoy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Larne.
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Larne — 4 nights

Larne is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. Change things up with these side-trips from Larne: Bangor (Eisenhower Pier & Bangor Castle Walled Garden), Mount Stewart (in Newtownards) and Ulster Folk Museum (in Holywood). There's still lots to do: cruise along Coast Rd, step into the grandiose world of Glenarm Castle, meet the residents at Belfast Zoo, and tee off at Greenisland Golf Club.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Larne trip planning website.

Getting from Ballintoy to Larne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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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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