5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Derry
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ballintoy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
London

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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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Derry trip app .

London to Derry is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In April, daytime highs in Derry are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

#Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall

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Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, explore the activities along White Park Bay, and then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballintoy trip planning website .

Drive from Derry to Ballintoy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballintoy

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

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Bushmills, Dunluce Castle
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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

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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.
On the 17th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Linen Hall Library, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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