40 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

40 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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40 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Ballymoney
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Derry
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Enniskillen
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Belfast
— 11 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Halifax

8
nights
Ballymoney

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Ballymoney side-trips: Dunseverick Falls (in Bushmills), Ballintoy Harbour (in Ballintoy) and Ballycastle (Kinbane Castle & The Puffin Gallery). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and have some family-friendly fun at The Jungle NI.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ballymoney trip builder website .

Halifax, Canada to Ballymoney is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Halifax to Ballymoney. Traveling from Halifax in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Ballymoney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bushmills, Portrush, Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Ballymena
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derry: Omagh (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies & Ulster American Folk Park), Limavady (Foylehov Activity Centre, Roe Valley Leisure Centre, & more) and Davagh Forest Trails (in Cookstown). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, and don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Derry holiday planner.

You can drive from Ballymoney to Derry in an hour. May in Derry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Limavady, Omagh, Davagh Forest Trails, Dungiven Priory and O'Cahan's Tomb, Play Stations - Indoor Adventure Play Centre
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Roe Valley Country Park ©
Roe Valley Country Park
City Walls ©
City Walls
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

8
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Enniskillen side-trips: Omagh (The Abingdon Collection & Tyrone Roots), Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly) and National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler). The adventure continues: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves, step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cladagh Glen Walk.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Enniskillen journey planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. May in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Irvinestown, Omagh, Lissan House, National Trust - Crom, Castle Balfour
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Marble Arch Caves ©
Marble Arch Caves
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court

11
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Mount Stewart (in Newtownards), Kilcoan Gardens (in Islandmagee) and Coast Rd (in Larne). On the 3rd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, and explore the engaging exhibits at W5.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Enniskillen to Belfast in 2 hours. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lisburn, Holywood, Carrickfergus, Whitehead, Newtownards
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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