7 days in County Antrim & Belfast Itinerary

7 days in County Antrim & Belfast Itinerary

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7 days in County Antrim & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Rathlin Island
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ballymoney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Belfast
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island ©
Rathlin Island is an island and civil parish off the coast of County Antrim and the northernmost point of Northern Ireland.GeographyRathlin is the only inhabited offshore island of Northern Ireland, with a steadily growing population of approximately 150 people, and is the most northerly inhabited island off the coast of the island of Ireland. On the 4th (Sat), hike along RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Breakwater Studio, and finally step off the mainland to explore Rathlin Island.

Start your trip to Rathlin Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Toronto, Canada to Rathlin Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Rathlin Island due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ballymoney.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Rathlin Island ©
Rathlin Island
Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre ©

2
nights
Ballymoney

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 5th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, then steep yourself in history at Mussenden Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Glenarm Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Evangelist, then delve into the lush surroundings at Glenariff Forest Park, and finally stroll through Portrush East Strand.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballymoney tour planning app .

Traveling by car from Rathlin Island to Ballymoney takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Castlerock, St John the Evangelist, Portrush East Strand, Glenarm Castle
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Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House ©
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Glenarm Castle ©
Glenarm Castle

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mull of Galloway Lighthouse and Scrabo Tower. Get a sense of the local culture at Dundrum Castle and Inch Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Logan Botanic Garden (in Port Logan), Murlough National Nature Reserve (in Newcastle) and World of Owls (in Randalstown). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast trip builder website .

You can drive from Ballymoney to Belfast in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle, Mull of Galloway, Inch Abbey, Scrabo Tower, World of Owls
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Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey
Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse ©
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

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