5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northern Ireland planner

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Bushmills
— 2 nights
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Belfast
— 2 nights

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Bushmills

— 2 nights
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Escape the urban bustle at Giant's Causeway and Coasteering NI - Private Tours. Popular historic sites such as Dunluce Castle and St. Augustine's Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Derry (Derry City Cemetery & City Walls) and Sheans Horse Farm (in Armoy). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route and go for a walk through Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bushmills trip itinerary builder.

Belfast to Bushmills is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bushmills are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Belfast

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Newry Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planner.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.