7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Portrush
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Derry
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 15 min
End: London

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ballywalter Beach and Slemish Mountain. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crumlin Road Gaol and Ulster Museum. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Struell Wells (in Downpatrick) and Coast Rd (in Larne). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast and don't miss a visit to City Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Belfast online trip planner.

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ballywalter Beach, Struell Wells, Coast Rd, Slemish Mountain
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

1
night
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. On the 9th (Thu), cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, and then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Portrush trip maker app.

Getting from Belfast to Portrush by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. January in Portrush sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

3
nights
Derry

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 10th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topped Mountain, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): trek along Davagh Forest Trails, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sperrin Mountains, and then make a trip to Guildhall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Portrush to Derry in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Topped Mountain, Davagh Forest Trails, Sperrin Mountains, Ulster American Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Sperrin Mountains ©
Sperrin Mountains
City Walls ©
City Walls
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park

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