8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

San Antonio
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Ballycastle
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Enniskillen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Belfast
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
San Antonio

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Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonamargie Friary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ballycastle Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Ballycastle trip itinerary website .

San Antonio, USA to Ballycastle is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Antonio to Ballycastle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derry.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Bonamargie Friary ©
Bonamargie Friary

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Millennium Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, and finally pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Derry travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ballycastle to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Enniskillen.

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#Shopping, #Nightlife, #Museums
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Millennium Forum ©
Millennium Forum
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum
St. Columb's Cathedral ©
St. Columb's Cathedral

1
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Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, then examine the collection at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole.

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Drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. March in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Enniskillen Castle ©
Enniskillen Castle
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

3
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs and The SSE Arena. Step out of Belfast to go to Newcastle and see Spas & Wellness, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Antrim Castle Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crawfordsburn Country Park, get into the urban bustle at Belfast Waterfront, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast vacation builder website .

You can drive from Enniskillen to Belfast in 2 hours. March in Belfast sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

#Parks, #Shopping, #Spas

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Newcastle, Bangor, Antrim Castle Gardens
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Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs ©
Spas & Wellness
Antrim Castle Gardens ©
Antrim Castle Gardens

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