9 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Belfast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Portrush
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Family-friendly places like Clip 'n Climb Dundonald and W5 will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Larne (Coast Rd & Carnfunnock Country Park). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Belfast Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner .

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Belfast hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portrush.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newtownabbey, Larne, Marine Gardens, Clip 'n Climb Dundonald
Highlights from your plan
City Hall ©
City Hall
Belfast Zoo ©
Belfast Zoo
Carnfunnock Country Park ©
Carnfunnock Country Park

4
nights
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Attractions like Causeway Coastal Route and Ballycastle Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Portrush side-trips: Omagh (Ulster American Folk Park & The Abingdon Collection), Derry (City Walls & Peace bridge) and The Puffin Gallery (in Ballycastle). There's much more to do: make a trip to Giant's Causeway, take a leisurely stroll along Ballintoy Harbour, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Portrush attractions planner .

Drive from Belfast to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Portrush, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Omagh, Bushmills, Derry
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach

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