7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
1
Belfast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Downpatrick
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Killough
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Portaferry
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Ulster Historical Foundation. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle, explore the galleries of HMS Caroline, then make a trip to Ulster Historical Foundation, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cathedral Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Seamus Heaney HomePlace, examine the collection at Ulster Aviation Society, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Belfast is 8 hours. When traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for much colder days in Belfast, with highs around 49°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Downpatrick.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Carrickfergus Castle, Ulster Aviation Society, Seamus Heaney HomePlace
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Carrickfergus Castle ©
Carrickfergus Castle
Seamus Heaney HomePlace ©
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

2
nights
Downpatrick

Downpatrick ©
Downpatrick is a medium-sized town about 33km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): have fun at Mourne Archery Centre, contemplate the long history of Mary Catherine's Cottage, then take in the exciting artwork at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saul Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Struell Wells. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Ward, take an in-depth tour of Down County Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Narrow Water Keep and Castle.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Downpatrick itinerary site .

Drive from Belfast to Downpatrick in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Killough.

Things to do in Downpatrick

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mary Catherine's Cottage, Mourne Archery Centre, Narrow Water Keep and Castle, Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs
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Struell Wells ©
Struell Wells
Castle Ward ©
Castle Ward
Down County Museum ©
Down County Museum

1
night
Killough

Killough ©
Killough is a village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at St. John's Point Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Killough trip itinerary builder website .

Killough is very close to Downpatrick. In November, daytime highs in Killough are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portaferry.

Things to do in Killough

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Point Lighthouse ©
St. John's Point Lighthouse

1
night
Portaferry

Portaferry
Portaferry is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland, at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula, near the Narrows at the entrance to Strangford Lough. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Ropewalk Maritime Heritage Visitor Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Portaferry driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Killough to Portaferry in an hour. In November in Portaferry, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portaferry

Museums

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