5 days in Belfast & Newtownabbey Itinerary

5 days in Belfast & Newtownabbey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland visit planner

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Belfast
— 4 nights
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Ballyclare
— 1 day
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Belfast

— 4 nights
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.
Belfast is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Need 4 Speed Indoor Karting, have fun at Valley Leisure Centre, contemplate the long history of Sentry Hill Historic House, and stroll around Hazelbank Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Belfast online trip builder.

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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Ballyclare.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ballyclare

— 1 day
Ballyclare is a small town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 26th (Mon), play a few rounds at Greenisland Golf Club and then explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballyclare vacation planner.

Ballyclare is very close to Belfast. In February in Ballyclare, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballyclare

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newtownabbey travel guide

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Zoos · Military Museums · Thermal Spas
Newtownabbey is a large settlement north of Belfast in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Sometimes considered to be a suburb of Belfast, it is separated from the rest of the city by Cavehill and Fortwilliam golf course. At the 2001 Census, Newtownabbey Urban Area had a population of 62,056, making it the fourth largest settlement in Northern Ireland. It is part of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.Largely a residential area, Newtownabbey is also home to many engineering and computer industries. Retail and leisure facilities include the Abbey Centre, the Valley Leisure Centre, the Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, The Theatre at the Mill, Glengormley Moviehouse, Glengormley Sportsbowl and three large public parks. The main campus for the University of Ulster is based in the Jordanstown area of Newtownabbey. Although the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster is due to merge with the current Belfast campus which is due to be completed by 2018.HistoryNewtownabbey was formed by the merging of seven villages; Carnmoney, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Whiteabbey, Whitehouse and Whitewell. It was formally brought into being on 1 April 1958. Before its inception the expanse fell under the jurisdiction of the Belfast Rural District Council.

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