8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Fly to George Best Belfast City Airport, Drive to Larne
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Larne
— 3 nights
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Portrush
— 4 nights
Fly

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Larne

— 3 nights
Larne is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. Coast Rd has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Larne: Bangor (Marine Gardens Coastal Walk & Tower House) and Slemish Mountain (in Broughshane). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Gleno Waterfall, kick back and relax at Ballygally Beach, walk around Chaine Park, and take a peaceful walk through Glenarm forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Larne tour planner.

London to Larne is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In January in Larne, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Larne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portrush

— 4 nights
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portrush: Derry (Peace bridge, City Walls, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery, steep yourself in history at Lissanduff Earthworks, and cruise along The Dark Hedges.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Portrush route tool.

Getting from Larne to Portrush by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.