5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Bushmills
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
End: Manchester

2
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt) and Coast Rd (in Larne). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast road trip planning website.

Manchester to Belfast is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April in Belfast, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Jungle NI, Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve, Coast Rd
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI

2
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): view the masterpieces at The Puffin Gallery, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, and then head outdoors with The Dark Hedges.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills route builder app.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Portrush, Ballintoy, The Puffin Gallery, The Dark Hedges
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges

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