6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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6 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
1
Belfast
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Newtownards
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Antrim
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Bushmills
— 2 nights
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Anne's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Cathedral Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally kick back and relax at Ballygally Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, take an in-depth tour of Ulster Museum, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, and finally examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online travel route builder .

Dublin, Ireland to Belfast is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Newtownards.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ballygally Beach
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

1
night
Newtownards

Newtownards ©
Newtownards, is a large town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, then don't miss a visit to Mount Stewart, and then kick back and relax at Ballywalter Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Newtownards trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Newtownards takes an hour. In August in Newtownards, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antrim.

Things to do in Newtownards

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ballywalter Beach
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Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower

1
night
Antrim

Antrim ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Antrim Castle Gardens, get lost in a book at Antrim Library, and then look for all kinds of wild species at World of Owls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antrim, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Newtownards to Antrim takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Antrim are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Antrim

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

World of Owls
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World of Owls ©
World of Owls
Antrim Castle Gardens ©
Antrim Castle Gardens
Antrim Library ©
Antrim Library

2
nights
Bushmills

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, then head outdoors with Causeway Coastal Route, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at White Park Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bushmills trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Antrim to Bushmills by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Bushmills are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Ballycastle Beach, White Park Bay
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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