7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Ballintoy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Belfast
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Ballintoy

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, explore the activities along White Park Bay, and then take a leisurely stroll along Ballintoy Harbour. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant's Causeway, explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, and then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballintoy holiday planning site .

Atlanta, USA to Ballintoy is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Ballintoy is 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Ballintoy

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Peace bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Derry trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ballintoy to Derry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

#Tours, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Walking tours
City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Larne (Gleno Waterfall & Coast Rd). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Belfast itinerary maker .

You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

#Museums, #Parks, #Tours

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Larne
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
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Ulster Museum

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