60 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

60 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland trip planner
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Derry
— 11 nights
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Ballycastle
— 8 nights
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Rathlin Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bangor
— 9 nights
Drive
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Newcastle
— 9 nights
Drive
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Armagh
— 8 nights
Drive
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Enniskillen
— 10 nights
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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.
Visit Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House and St. Columb's Cathedral Cemetery for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tower Museum and Bloody Sunday Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Derry: The Edge Watersports (in Coleraine), Portrush (Barry's Amusements, East Strand, &more) and Bushmills (Dunseverick Castle, Dunseverick Falls, &more). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Gortin Glen Forest Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Castlerock Beach, get into the urban bustle at Millennium Forum, and admire the striking features of St. Augustine's Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Derry online trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Derry is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Derry due to the time zone difference. June in Derry sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle — 8 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Kinbane Castle and Murlough Bay and Fair Head. Get some historical perspective at Torr Head and Glenarm Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ballycastle: Antrim (The Junction, Antrim Castle Gardens, &more), Ballymena (The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail, All Saints Church, &more) and Rosepark Farm (in Ballymoney).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ballycastle tour builder website.

Getting from Derry to Ballycastle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rathlin Island.
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Rathlin Island — 4 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rathlin Island and RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rathlin Island tour builder tool.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island in an hour. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to Bangor.
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Bangor — 9 nights

Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bangor Castle Walled Garden and Crawfordsburn Country Park. Scrabo Tower and Grey Point Fort will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bangor: Larne (Carnfunnock Country Park, Coast Rd, &more), Carrickfergus (Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre, Marine Gardens, &more) and Rowallane Garden (in Saintfield). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of North Down Museum, kick back and relax at Helen's Bay beach, hike along Blackhead Path, and learn about all things military at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bangor road trip app.

You can drive from Rathlin Island to Bangor in 2.5 hours. June in Bangor sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Newcastle.
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Newcastle — 9 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Down Cathedral and Saul Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs and Royal County Down Golf Club. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Strangford (Audleystown Court Cairn & Castle Ward), Rostrevor (Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs & Kilbroney Park) and Jordan's Castle (in Ardglass).

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newcastle road trip planning website.

Drive from Bangor to Newcastle in 1.5 hours. July in Newcastle sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Armagh.
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Armagh — 8 nights

Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Basil Sheils. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Navan Centre & Fort and St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Armagh: Ballykeel Dolmen (in Mullaghbawn), Newry (Flagstaff View Point, Newry Cathedral, &more) and Ring of Gullion (in Crossmaglen). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - The Argory, walk around Gosford Forest Park, get curious at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, and get engrossed in the history at Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Armagh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Newcastle to Armagh by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Armagh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen — 10 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Explore hidden gems such as The Boatyard Distillery and Cuilcagh Mountain Park. Enniskillen Castle and Devenish Island will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to National Trust - Crom (in Newtownbutler), Castlederg (Castlederg Castle & St Patrick's Well) and Omagh (Aladdin's Kingdom Play Centre & The Abingdon Collection). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven), trek along Belmore Forest - Pollnagollum Cave Walk, admire the striking features of Saint Michael's Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Topped Mountain.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Armagh to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Enniskillen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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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