5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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5 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Derry
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Ballintoy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Belfast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: 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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Derry trip planner .

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. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Derry to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Derry

#Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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nights
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 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along The Dark Hedges, then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, and then take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballintoy vacation planning app .

Traveling by car from Derry to Ballintoy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballintoy

#Historic Sites, #Scenic Drive, #Outdoors

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Bushmills, The Dark Hedges, Kinbane Castle, 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 18th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at W5, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast road trip planning website .

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 June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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