22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Spokane
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Armagh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Enniskillen
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Derry
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dundonald
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Spokane

4
days
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Get in touch with nature at Murlough National Nature Reserve and Slieve Donard. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downpatrick & County Down Railway and The Saint Patrick Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Down County Museum (in Downpatrick), Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails (in Rostrevor) and Clearsky Adventure Centre (in Strangford). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Dundrum Castle, identify plant and animal life at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, kick back and relax at Tyrella Beach, and tee off at Royal County Down Golf Club.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle tour planner.

Spokane, USA to Newcastle is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Spokane to Newcastle, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Spokane in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 39°F in Newcastle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland
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Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle
Slieve Donard ©
Slieve Donard

3
days
Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ring of Gullion and Navan Centre and Fort. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Newry Cathedral Parish and Moneypenny's Lock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Armagh: Tannaghmore Farm and Gardens (in Lurgan), Cranfield Beach (in Newry) and The Jungle (in Magherafelt).

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Armagh online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Newcastle to Armagh in an hour. March in Armagh sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Armagh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Newry, Tannaghmore Farm and Gardens, Moneypenny's Lock, The Jungle, Ring of Gullion
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Ring of Gullion ©
Ring of Gullion
Cranfield Beach ©
Cranfield Beach
Navan Centre & Fort ©
Navan Centre & Fort

4
days
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Step out of the city life by going to National Trust - Crom and Cladagh Glen Walk. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Florence Court and Enniskillen Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Omagh (Ulster American Folk Park & The Abingdon Collection). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, step off the mainland to explore Devenish Island, Head underground at Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, and examine the collection at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Armagh to Enniskillen takes 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Armagh in March since evenings lows in Enniskillen dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Omagh, Cladagh Glen Walk, National Trust - Crom, Devenish Island
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National Trust - Crom ©
National Trust - Crom
Enniskillen Castle ©
Enniskillen Castle
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

4
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Free Derry and Castlerock Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower Museum and Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Mussenden Temple (in Castlerock) and Limavady (Benone Tourist Complex & Foylehov Activity Centre). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, appreciate the history behind Free Derry Corner, admire the landmark architecture of The Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, and enjoy some friendly competition at Brunswick Moviebowl.

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Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Castlerock, Limavady
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum

3
days
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ballycastle Beach and White Park Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kinbane Castle and Murlough Bay and Fair Head. Step out of Ballycastle with an excursion to Dunluce Castle in Portrush--about 30 minutes away.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Ballycastle travel planner.

You can drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Derry in March since evenings lows in Ballycastle dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dundonald.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bushmills, Dunluce Castle, White Park Bay
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

2
days
Dundonald

Dundonald ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast Museum, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Malachys Church. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Scrabo Tower, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then meet the residents at World of Owls, and finally shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dundonald itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Dundonald in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Dundonald can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dundonald

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Belfast, World of Owls, Scrabo Tower
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
World of Owls ©
World of Owls
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower

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