59 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport, Drive to Newtownards
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Newtownards
— 10 nights
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Newcastle
— 9 nights
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Armagh
— 9 nights
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Enniskillen
— 10 nights
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Derry
— 10 nights
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Ballintoy
— 8 nights
Drive to Belfast International Airport, Fly to Moroni

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Newtownards — 10 nights

Newtownards, is a large town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. Crumlin Road Gaol and Ulster Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newtownards: Ulster Aviation Society (in Lisburn), Belfast (Belfast Botanical Gardens, Falls Road, &more) and Carrickfergus (Carrickfergus Castle & Greenisland Golf Club). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, and stop by Cathedral Quarter.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Newtownards trip planner.

Moroni, Comoros to Newtownards is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Moroni in September, plan for colder days in Newtownards, with highs around 19°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 9 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Ward and Nautilus Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle: Downpatrick Racecourse (in Downpatrick) and Rathfriland Library (in Rathfriland).

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle online journey planner.

You can drive from Newtownards to Newcastle in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to Armagh.
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Armagh — 9 nights

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 Narrow Water Events. Change things up with these side-trips from Armagh: Magherafelt (The Jungle NI & Meadowbank Sports Arena), Springhill House (in Moneymore) and Cookstown (Gallery One, Davagh Forest Trails, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Mark's Parish Church, kick back and relax at Cranfield Beach, walk around Peatlands Park, and snap pictures at Bond's Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Armagh trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Newcastle to Armagh in 1.5 hours. In October in Armagh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen — 10 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Trust - Florence Court and Aughakillymaude Community Mummers Centre. Explore Enniskillen's surroundings by going to Fivemiletown Library (in Fivemiletown) and Omagh (Rally Storm, Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Boatyard Distillery, get lost in a book at Enniskillen Library, get great views at Carnmore Viewpoint, and choose your vessel at Erne Boat Hire Ltd.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Enniskillen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Armagh to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Derry.
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Derry — 10 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.
Get some cultural insight at City Walls and The Warehouse Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Castlederg (Castlederg Castle, St Patrick's Well, &more), Maghera (St. Lurach's & Maghera Library) and Dungiven (Dungiven Library, Banagher Old Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Peace Bridge, stroll the grounds of St. Columb's Cathedral Cemetery, look for gifts at The Warehouse Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Enagh Lough.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Derry road trip planning tool.

Drive from Enniskillen to Derry in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Ballintoy.
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Ballintoy — 8 nights

Get some cultural insight at Dunluce Castle and Moravian Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballintoy: Castlerock (Castlerock Beach, Downhill Beach, &more), Cushendall Library (in Cushendall) and Glenarm Castle (in Glenarm).

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ballintoy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Ballintoy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) 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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