4 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

4 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Belfast
— 1 night
Drive
2
Bushmills
— 2 nights
Fly

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Belfast

— 1 night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Ulster Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and then brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, admire the striking features of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip planner.

Glasgow to Belfast is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Belfast sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Bushmills

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Giant's Causeway, step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and finally view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route and then sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.