8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
1
Derry
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Causeway Coastal Route and Portrush East Strand. Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Portstewart Library (in Portstewart), Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy) and Bushmills (Bushmills Distillery & Giant's Causeway). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, take in the views from Peace bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Derry trip planner .

New York City, USA to Derry is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Derry. Traveling from New York City in March, Derry is a bit warmer at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Portrush, Portstewart Library, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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.
Bring the kids along to Clip 'n Climb Dundonald and Ballywalter Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Coast Rd (in Larne) and Mourne Archery Centre (in Maghera). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the striking features of City Hall, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Belfast sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Coast Rd, Ark Open Farm, Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, Ballywalter Beach, Mourne Archery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Mourne Archery Centre ©
Mourne Archery Centre
Ark Open Farm ©
Ark Open Farm

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