6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Max Nakhapetian

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Start: Zurich
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  8 h 30 min
1
Portrush
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Belfast
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Zurich

2
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Portrush Whiterocks Beach and then stroll through Portrush East Strand.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Portrush tour itinerary planning site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Portrush is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Portrush. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Portrush. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Portrush Whiterocks Beach ©
Portrush Whiterocks Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Abingdon Collection and Ulster Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seamus Heaney HomePlace and St. Malachy's Church. Go for a jaunt from Belfast to Whitehead to see Blackhead Path about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belfast day trip planner.

You can drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Abingdon Collection, Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Blackhead Path
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Blackhead Path ©
Blackhead Path
Seamus Heaney HomePlace ©
Seamus Heaney HomePlace

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