4 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

4 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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4 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Belfast
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballintoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Derry
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London

few
hours
Belfast

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Queen's University, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline, and then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip app .

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Queen's University ©
Queen's University

2
nights
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 6th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Ballintoy Harbour, then take a memorable drive along Antrim Coast Road, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballycastle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at White Park Bay, then explore the activities along River Bush, and then stroll through Portrush East Strand.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballintoy online tour planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballycastle Beach, Portrush East Strand, River Bush, Antrim Coast Road
Highlights from your plan
White Park Bay ©
White Park Bay
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

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night
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 8th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Free Derry Corner, pause for some photo ops at Bloody Sunday Memorial, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then get engrossed in the history at Tower Museum, and finally make a trip to Walled city Londonderry.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Derry travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Derry

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Bloody Sunday Memorial ©
Bloody Sunday Memorial

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