7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Bus:  30 h
1
Bushmills
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Belfast
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

1
night
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 10th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle and then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Causeway Coastal Route, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, and then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Bushmills is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Bushmills is minus 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Bushmills at 17°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to City Hall, view the masterpieces at Harron Framing & Designs, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and then take a memorable drive along Coast Rd.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip planner.

You can drive from Bushmills to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Coast Rd, Ulster Historical Foundation, Harron Framing & Designs
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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