6 days in County Antrim Itinerary

6 days in County Antrim Itinerary

Created using Inspirock County Antrim journey planner

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Portrush
— 2 nights
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Rathlin Island
— 1 night
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Larne
— 2 nights
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Portrush

— 2 nights
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. You'll get in some beach time at Causeway Coastal Route and White Park Bay. Get some historical perspective at Kinbane Castle and Dunseverick Castle. Step out of Portrush with an excursion to Ballycastle Beach in Ballycastle--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at East Strand, stroll through Portrush Whiterocks Beach, stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, and step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

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Dublin, Ireland to Portrush is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rathlin Island.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rathlin Island

— 1 night
On the 6th (Fri), head off the coast to Rathlin Island, stroll through RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Breakwater Studio, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rathlin Island trip planning site.

You can drive from Portrush to Rathlin Island in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Larne.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Larne

— 2 nights
Larne is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, delve into the lush surroundings at Glenariff Forest Park, then look for gifts at Steensons Jewelers, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Blackhead Path. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Carnfunnock Country Park, stroll through Ballygally Beach, then take a memorable drive along Coast Rd, and finally surround yourself with nature on Carnlough Bay Boat Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Larne travel planner.

Drive from Rathlin Island to Larne in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Larne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

County Antrim travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bridges · Scenic Drive
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.