40 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

40 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast
— 17 nights
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Ballycastle
— 6 nights
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Derry
— 9 nights
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Enniskillen
— 7 nights
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Belfast — 17 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 (Larne Museum & Arts Centre & Coast Rd), Gracehill Moravian Church (in Ballymena) and The Spa Dunamoy (in Ballyclare). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast road trip website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Belfast. In September, daytime highs in Belfast are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle — 6 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust (in Broughshane), The People's Park (in Ballymena) and St John the Evangelist (in Carnlough).

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ballycastle online holiday planner.

Getting from Belfast to Ballycastle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Derry.
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Derry — 9 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 Manannan Mac Lir (in Limavady), Portrush (Dunluce Castle & East Strand) and Bushmills (Giant's Causeway, McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, and don't miss a visit to Guildhall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Derry trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Derry in 1.5 hours. October in Derry sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen — 7 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, Orba Yoga Retreat & Health Spa, &more) and Lough Navar Forest Viewpoint (in Derrygonnelly). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, get outside with Magho Cliffs, see the interesting displays at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum, and contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen trip maker tool.

You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car 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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