32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Fly to Belfast
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Belfast
— 8 nights
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Bushmills
— 6 nights
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Enniskillen
— 7 nights
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Armagh
— 8 nights
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Belfast — 8 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.
Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Mount Stewart (in Newtownards), Newcastle (Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Royal County Down Golf Club, &more) and Coast Rd (in Larne). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of City Hall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, and learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner.

Manchester, USA to Belfast is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Belfast due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in May, plan for slightly colder days in Belfast, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bushmills.
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Bushmills — 6 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Bushmills: Largantea Picnic Area (in Limavady), Derry (Walled city Londonderry, Guildhall, &more) and Ballycastle Beach (in Ballycastle). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, contemplate the long history of Hezlett House, play a few rounds at Portstewart Golf Club, and explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

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Getting from Belfast to Bushmills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Enniskillen.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
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Enniskillen — 7 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore Enniskillen's surroundings by going to St Patrick's Well (in Castlederg), Omagh (Omagh Memorial Garden, Aladdin's Kingdom Play Centre, &more) and Strabane (Play Stations - Indoor Adventure Play Centre & Barrontop Farm). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, head off the coast to Devenish Island, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Michael's Church.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Enniskillen trip website.

You can drive from Bushmills to Enniskillen in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Enniskillen are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Armagh.
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Armagh — 8 nights

Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Venture out of the city with trips to Dungannon Golf Club (in Dungannon), Mount Ida Pottery (in Banbridge) and Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails (in Rostrevor). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at The Jungle NI, stroll around Gosford Forest Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cranfield Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Armagh road trip site.

You can drive from Enniskillen to Armagh in 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Enniskillen in May since evenings lows in Armagh dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) 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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