32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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32 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Belfast
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Carrickfergus
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Bangor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Downpatrick
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Lisburn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Armagh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Enniskillen
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Omagh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Derry
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Portrush
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
11
Bushmills
— 3 nights
End: Dublin

4
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.
Ulster Museum and SS Nomadic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. On the 3rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Falls Road, and examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Belfast online tour itinerary maker .

Dublin, Ireland to Belfast is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Belfast are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

3
nights
Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Carrickfergus Castle and Moravian Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Carrickfergus' surroundings by going to Coast Rd (in Larne) and Gracehill Village (in Gracehill). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at War Years Remembered, get a taste of the local shopping with Harron Framing & Designs, trek along Blackhead Path, and examine the collection at Whitehead Railway Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carrickfergus holiday app .

Carrickfergus is just a stone's throw from Belfast. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Bangor.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitehead, Ballymena, War Years Remembered, Coast Rd
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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War Years Remembered ©
War Years Remembered
Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle
Flame! The Gasworks Museum of Ireland ©

3
nights
Bangor

Bangor ©
Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Grey Point Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Coast Rd (in Larne), Kinbane Castle (in Ballycastle) and The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Mount Stewart, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Ward, contemplate the long history of Bangor Abbey, and enjoy some diversion at Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bangor trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Carrickfergus to Bangor in an hour. In March in Bangor, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Downpatrick.

Things to do in Bangor

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Kinbane Castle, Castle Ward, Portaferry Library, Mount Stewart
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:
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Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum ©
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward

3
nights
Downpatrick

Downpatrick ©
Downpatrick is a medium-sized town about 33km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. Castle Ward and Inch Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Downpatrick: Newcastle (Tollymore Forest Park & Royal County Down Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from St. John's Point Lighthouse, get lost in a book at Killyleagh Library, make a trip to Struell Wells, and tee off at Downpatrick Golf Club.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Downpatrick trip builder app .

Drive from Bangor to Downpatrick in an hour. March in Downpatrick sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lisburn.

Things to do in Downpatrick

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newcastle, St. John's Point Lighthouse, Killyleagh Library, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:
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Royal County Down Golf Club ©
Royal County Down Golf Club
Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward
Down County Museum ©
Down County Museum

2
nights
Lisburn

Lisburn ©
Lisburn is a city in Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get lost in a book at Dromore Library, don't miss a visit to Mount Ida Pottery, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum, and finally get outside with Lagan Valley Leisureplex Lisburn Pool. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Ballynahinch Library, explore the historical opulence of Hillsborough Castle, then examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, then get lost in a book at Lisburn City Library, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lisburn Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisburn driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Downpatrick to Lisburn in an hour. March in Lisburn sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Lisburn

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballynahinch Library, Hillsborough Castle, Dromore Library, Mount Ida Pottery
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Aviation Society ©
Ulster Aviation Society
Hillsborough Castle ©
Hillsborough Castle
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum ©

3
nights
Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and St. Malachy's Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armagh: Ring of Gullion (in Crossmaglen), The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt) and Tommy's kitchen (in Cookstown). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, contemplate the long history of Armagh Observatory, examine the collection at Dan Winter's House, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland).

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Armagh trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Lisburn to Armagh takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Armagh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ring of Gullion, Basil Sheils, The Jungle NI, Dan Winter's House, Tommy's kitchen
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
St. Malachy's Chapel ©
St. Malachy's Chapel
Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum ©
Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

3
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get some cultural insight at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum and National Trust - Castle Coole. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, head off the coast to Devenish Island, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Florence Court, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Michael's Church.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen route builder app .

Traveling by car from Armagh to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Armagh in March since evenings lows in Enniskillen dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Omagh.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Irvinestown, Cladagh Glen Walk
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

1
night
Omagh

Omagh ©
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): browse the collection at Omagh Library, don't miss a visit to Lissan House, then make a trip to Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, then steep yourself in history at Ulster American Folk Park, and finally see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Omagh trip planner .

Getting from Enniskillen to Omagh by car takes about an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Omagh

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lissan House
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
Omagh Library ©
Omagh Library

4
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.
City Walls and Museum of Free Derry are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Derry with an excursion to Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb in Dungiven--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Peace bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Augustine's Church, admire the landmark architecture of St. Columb's Cathedral, and make a trip to Guildhall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Derry trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Omagh to Derry takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portrush.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum

2
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, then stroll through Causeway Coastal Walk, and finally make a trip to Ramore Head. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mussenden Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Downhill Beach, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portrush route planner.

Getting from Derry to Portrush by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Portrush are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Castlerock
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House

3
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre and The Puffin Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bonamargie Friary.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bushmills itinerary planning site .

Bushmills is very close to Portrush. In March, daytime highs in Bushmills are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Ballintoy, The Dark Hedges, The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre ©
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle

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