29 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

29 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  33​h
1
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Armagh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Enniskillen
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Derry
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ballycastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Carrickfergus
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Sydney


3
nights
Newcastle

Newcastle ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Murlough National Nature Reserve and Dundrum Castle. Get some historical perspective at Annalong Cornmill and Harbour and Drumena Cashel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle: Castle Ward (in Downpatrick) and Rostrevor (Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails & Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle route website .

Sydney, Australia to Newcastle is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Newcastle is minus 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Newcastle at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Rostrevor, Castle Ward, Annalong Cornmill and Harbour, Drumena Cashel
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Murlough National Nature Reserve ©
Murlough National Nature Reserve
Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle
Slieve Donard ©
Slieve Donard

4
nights
Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Visiting Ring of Gullion and Cranfield Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and Basil Sheils. Venture out of the city with trips to Annaghmare Court Tomb (in Crossmaglen), Newry Cathedral (in Newry) and Davagh Forest Trails (in Cookstown). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Navan Centre & Fort, tour the pleasant surroundings at National Trust - The Argory, take in the dramatic natural features at Navan Fort, and take a peaceful walk through Clare Glen Woodland.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Armagh trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Newcastle to Armagh in 1.5 hours. May in Armagh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Enniskillen.

Things to do in Armagh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Crossmaglen, Newry, Davagh Forest Trails, Clare Glen Woodland, National Trust - The Argory
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Ring of Gullion ©
Ring of Gullion
Basil Sheils ©
Basil Sheils

5
nights
Enniskillen

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Visiting National Trust - Crom and Cuilcagh Mountain Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Enniskillen Castle and Devenish Island are in your itinerary. Take a break from Enniskillen with a short trip to The Abingdon Collection in Omagh, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, cruise along Carnmore Viewpoint, tour the water at your own pace with Erne Boat Hire Ltd, and head outdoors with Lough Erne.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Enniskillen road trip planner.

You can drive from Armagh to Enniskillen in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Armagh in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Enniskillen. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Abingdon Collection, Cladagh Glen Walk, National Trust - Crom, Devenish Island
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Enniskillen Castle ©
Enniskillen Castle
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

6
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Free Derry and Tower Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Banagher Glen (in Dungiven), Roe Valley Country Park (in Limavady) and Castlerock (Downhill Beach, Castlerock Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of St. Columb's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, and get to know the fascinating history of The Two Bridges Walk.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Derry attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Enniskillen to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlerock, Temple Springs Fishery, Roe Valley Country Park, Banagher Glen
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Castlerock Beach ©
Castlerock Beach
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum

3
nights
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Visiting Ballycastle Beach and White Park Bay will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kinbane Castle and Torr Head. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballycastle: Portrush East Strand (in Portrush) and Bushfoot Strand (in Portballintrae).

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ballycastle road trip app .

You can drive from Derry to Ballycastle in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carrickfergus.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

County Antrim, Bushmills, Ballintoy, Portrush East Strand
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Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Glenariff Forest Park ©
Glenariff Forest Park

4
nights
Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus ©
Carrickfergus, colloquially known as "Carrick", is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Escape the urban bustle at World of Owls and Gleno Waterfall. Visit St George's Church and Carrickfergus Castle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: trek along Blackhead Path, admire the landmark architecture of Queen's University, meet the residents at Belfast Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Quarter.

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You can drive from Ballycastle to Carrickfergus in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Carrickfergus can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Carrickfergus

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Belfast, Belfast Zoo, Blackhead Path, Gleno Waterfall, Portavoe Reservoir
Find places to stay May 23 — 27:
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World of Owls ©
World of Owls
Streamvale Open Farm ©
Streamvale Open Farm
Blackhead Path ©
Blackhead Path

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