31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

31 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland travel planner
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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast
— 11 nights
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Enniskillen
— 5 nights
Drive
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Derry
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ballycastle
— 6 nights
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Belfast — 11 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 these side-trips from Belfast: Larne (Coast Rd & Gleno Waterfall). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Belfast tour itinerary builder website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Belfast is an approximately 31.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Auckland to Belfast. Traveling from Auckland in September, you will find days in Belfast are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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 (Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre & The Abingdon Collection). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Castle Coole, admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, and contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Enniskillen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Enniskillen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Enniskillen can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Derry.
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Derry — 7 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: The Edge Watersports (in Coleraine), Portrush (Dunluce Castle, Royal Portrush Golf Club - Dunluce Links, &more) and Bushmills (Dunseverick Falls, Giant's Causeway, &more). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Columb's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Derry, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle — 6 nights

Take a break from Ballycastle with a short trip to Glenarm forest in Glenarm, about 46 minutes away.

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Traveling by car from Derry to Ballycastle takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time 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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