6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Birmingham
Foot + Fly:  2 h 45 min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Portrush
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Foot:  5 h 45 min
End: Birmingham

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.
Visiting Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust and Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Struell Wells (in Downpatrick), Murlough National Nature Reserve (in Newcastle) and Killard National Nature Reserve (in Strangford). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and admire the striking features of City Hall.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belfast day trip tool.

Birmingham to Belfast is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Belfast, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portrush.

Things to do in Belfast

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Struell Wells, Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve, Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, Murlough National Nature Reserve, Killard National Nature Reserve
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve ©
Randalstown Forest Nature Reserve

3
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Take a break from the city and head to Causeway Coastal Route and Portrush Countryside Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Portrush side-trips: Portglenone Forest (in Portglenone), City Walls (in Derry) and The Puffin Gallery (in Ballycastle). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Portrush trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Portrush takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushmills, Ballintoy, Portglenone Forest, City Walls, The Puffin Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

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