5 days in Northern Ireland & Dublin Itinerary

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Your day by day itinerary now includes Portrush Whiterocks Beach, Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coastal Route. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head outdoors with Causeway Coastal Route, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush Whiterocks Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Portrush trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Belfast International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. July in Portrush sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Derry.
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Derry, United Kingdom — 1 night

Maiden City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tower Museum, Museum of Free Derry, St. Columb's Cathedral, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral, then squeeze the most out of the city with City Walking Tours, then take in the views from Peace Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument.

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Drive from Portrush to Derry in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Belfastology Walking Tours to your itinerary.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Newman University Church.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip app.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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