31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Bushmills
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Derry
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Enniskillen
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Belfast
— 9 nights
End: Dublin

3
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bushmills: Ballycastle (The Puffin Gallery & Ballintoy Harbour). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bushmills trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Bushmills is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bushmills when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Portrush, Ballintoy, The Dark Hedges
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

11
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 Bushmills (Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, & more), The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney) and Portrush (Dunluce Castle & Portrush East Strand). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, take an in-depth tour of Ulster American Folk Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Derry trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bushmills to Derry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushmills, Enniskillen, Omagh, Ballintoy, Ballycastle
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Far and Wild ©
Far and Wild
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

7
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: Lissan House (in Cookstown), Omagh (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, The Abingdon Collection, & more) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). The adventure continues: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, get outside with Magho Cliffs, sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cladagh Glen Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Derry to Enniskillen by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Marine Gardens Coastal Walk (in Bangor), Ulster Aviation Society (in Lisburn) and Mount Stewart (in Newtownards). On the 24th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, and admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Belfast takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulster Aviation Society, Marine Gardens Coastal Walk, Carrickfergus Castle, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Coast Rd
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
City Hall ©
City Hall

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