37 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

37 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast
— 9 nights
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Ballintoy
— 8 nights
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Derry
— 11 nights
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Enniskillen
— 8 nights
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Belfast — 9 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Ballygally Beach (in Ballygally), Coast Rd (in Larne) and St John the Evangelist (in Carnlough). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, take in the pleasant sights at Causeway Coastal Route, see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Belfast trip builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Belfast. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ballintoy.
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Ballintoy — 8 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Torr Head (in Ballycastle), Rathlin Island (Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, Breakwater Studio, &more) and Ballymena (Cushendun Village & Walled Garden).

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballintoy sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Derry.
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Derry — 11 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Portrush (East Strand, Portrush Library, &more), Portstewart Library (in Portstewart) and Castlerock (Castlerock Beach, Gortmore Viewpoint, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry, snap pictures at Peace Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen — 8 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Enniskillen side-trips: Castlederg Library (in Castlederg), Omagh (Omagh Memorial Garden, The Abingdon Collection, &more) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves, take some stellar pictures from Carnmore Viewpoint, and explore the historical opulence of Enniskillen Castle.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Enniskillen day trip planning app.

You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) 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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