11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland attractions planner

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Hillsborough
— 7 nights
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Ballintoy
— 2 nights
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Belfast
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Hillsborough

— 7 nights
Hillsborough is a village, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland, situated 19km from the city of Belfast. Hillsborough is known for historic sites and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hillsborough trip planner.

Liverpool to Hillsborough is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. In July in Hillsborough, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for Ballintoy on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Hillsborough

Historic Sites · Parks
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Ballintoy

— 2 nights
Ballintoy is known for scenic drive and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Ballintoy trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Hillsborough to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Belfast.
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Belfast journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Belfast are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 9th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.