38 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

38 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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38 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Toronto
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Dundonald
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballycastle
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Derry
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Enniskillen
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Newcastle
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Toronto

7
days
Dundonald

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crumlin Road Gaol and SS Nomadic. Mount Stewart House and Belfast Castle will appeal to history buffs.

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Toronto, Canada to Dundonald is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Dundonald is 5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Dundonald

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Belfast, Carrickfergus, Newtownards, WWT Castle Espie, Eisenhower Pier
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Shandon Park Golf Club
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum

6
days
Ballycastle

Get some historical perspective at Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Causeway Coastal Route and Ballycastle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Portstewart (Portstewart Golf Club & Portstewart Strand - National Trust), Portrush (Barry's Amusements & White House (Portrush) Ltd) and Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden (in Ballymoney).

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You can drive from Dundonald to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ballycastle can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bushmills, Ballintoy, Ballymoney, Portrush, Portstewart
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Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle

8
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Davagh Forest Trails and Castlerock Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like City Walls and Museum of Free Derry. Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Magherafelt (Magherafelt Library & The Jungle), Horseback Riding Tours (in Castlerock) and Gallery One (in Cookstown). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Guildhall, pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, snap pictures at Peace bridge, and get lost in a book at Strabane Library.

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You can drive from Ballycastle to Derry in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Magherafelt, Cookstown, Roe Valley Country Park, Temple Springs Fishery, Sperrin Fun Farm
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Davagh Forest Trails
City Walls
Castlerock Beach

8
days
Enniskillen

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Get some historical perspective at Ulster American Folk Park and National Trust - Florence Court. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Abingdon Collection and Caldragh cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Enniskillen: Dungannon (Annaginny Fishery and Park Farm, Peatlands Park, & more), Knockmany Forest (in Augher) and Omagh (Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Mr Tumbles House of Fun, & more). There's much more to do: Head underground at Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, cool off at Corralea Activity Centre Ltd., step into the grandiose world of Enniskillen Castle, and look for gifts at Shuphoric Shoes & Accessories.

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You can drive from Derry to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Omagh, Dungannon, Caldragh cemetery, Corralea Activity Centre Ltd., Knockmany Forest
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Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
Ulster American Folk Park
Enniskillen Castle

7
days
Newcastle

Newcastle is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland. Take a break from the city and head to Tollymore National Outdoor Centre and Dundrum Castle. Get some cultural insight at Castle Ward and Newry Cathedral Parish. Venture out of the city with trips to Armagh (Gosford Forest Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), & more), Clearsky Adventure Centre (in Strangford) and BASIL SHEILS (in Tassagh). There's lots more to do: tee off at Royal County Down Golf Club, explore the historical opulence of Narrow Water Events, putt your heart out at Newcastle Golf Centre, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tollymore Forest Park.

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You can drive from Enniskillen to Newcastle in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Newcastle are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Armagh, Newry, Downpatrick, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, Legananny Dolmen
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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Royal County Down Golf Club

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