7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Calgary
Fly + Bus:  12 h 45 min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rathlin Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Portrush
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Calgary

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 Boat Tours & Water Sports and Belvoir Forest Park will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vertigo Indoor Skydiving and The Granite Trail. Step out of Belfast with an excursion to Tollymore National Outdoor Centre in Newcastle--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage, play a few rounds at Belvoir Park Golf Club, get outside with Spruce Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Samson & Goliath cranes.

Before you visit Belfast, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Calgary, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Belfast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in August, expect nights in Belfast to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rathlin Island.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Newcastle, Spruce Meadows
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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Boat Tours & Water Sports
The Granite Trail ©
The Granite Trail

1
night
Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head off the coast to Rathlin Island, get engrossed in the history at Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre, thenexplore the galleries of Breakwater Studio, and finally identify plant and animal life at RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rathlin Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Belfast to Rathlin Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Rathlin Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Rathlin Island ©
Rathlin Island
RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre ©
RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre
Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre ©
Rathlin Boathouse Visitor Centre

2
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, thenhike along Causeway Coastal Walk, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush West Strand. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Largantea Picnic Area, enjoy the sand and surf at Downhill Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castlerock Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Portrush tour builder website.

Drive from Rathlin Island to Portrush in 1.5 hours. August in Portrush sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castlerock, Largantea Picnic Area
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Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Castlerock Beach ©
Castlerock Beach
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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