11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Rathlin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ballycastle
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Armagh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Newcastle
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
night
Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island ©
Rathlin Island is an island and civil parish off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.GeographyRathlin is the only inhabited offshore island of Northern Ireland, with a steadily growing population of approximately 150 people, and is the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of the island of Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Breakwater Studio.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rathlin Island trip app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rathlin Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rathlin Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Rathlin Island ©
Rathlin Island
Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre ©

3
nights
Ballycastle

Ballycastle ©
Get some cultural insight at Kinbane Castle and The Puffin Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Ballycastle Beach and White Park Bay. Explore Ballycastle's surroundings by going to St John the Evangelist (in Carnlough), Glenarm Castle (in Glenarm) and World of Owls (in Randalstown).

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballycastle trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Rathlin Island to Ballycastle takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenarm Castle, St John the Evangelist, White Park Bay, Glenariff Forest Park, Cushendun Village
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Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
World of Owls ©
World of Owls
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ulster American Folk Park, see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, and then explore the activities along The River Foyle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mussenden Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columb's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Derry travel planner .

You can drive from Ballycastle to Derry in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Omagh, Mussenden Temple
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Mussenden Temple ©
Mussenden Temple
Tower Museum ©
Tower Museum

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Armagh

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium, contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), then see the interesting displays at Navan Centre & Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic).

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Armagh trip app .

You can drive from Derry to Armagh in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Armagh

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Navan Centre & Fort ©
Navan Centre & Fort

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Dundrum Castle, steep yourself in history at Clough Castle, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Murlough National Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Struell Wells, examine the collection at The Saint Patrick Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Down County Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inch Abbey.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Armagh to Newcastle in 1.5 hours. In July in Newcastle, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Clough Castle
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Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle
Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey
Down County Museum ©
Down County Museum

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