8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Portrush
— 2 nights
2
Belfast
— 4 nights

2
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Change things up with these side-trips from Portrush: Derry (Walled city Londonderry, Peace bridge, &more) and The Puffin Gallery (in Ballycastle). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, go for a walk through Causeway Coastal Route, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Portrush visit planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Portrush is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, with highs in Portrush at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Derry, Bushmills, Ballintoy, The Puffin Gallery, The Dark Hedges
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Coast Rd (in Larne) and The Abingdon Collection (in Omagh). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to City Hall, and examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portrush to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Belfast, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Coast Rd, The Abingdon Collection
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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