7 days in United Kingdom & Sligo Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom & Sligo Itinerary

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7 days in United Kingdom & Sligo Itinerary

Start: Berlin, Germany
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Carrick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Ballymena, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Berlin, Germany

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night
Carrick, United Kingdom

Carrick ©
To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carrick online travel route planner .

Berlin, Germany to Carrick is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Carrick due to the time zone difference. In July in Carrick, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballymena.

Things to do in Carrick

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Puck's Glen
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Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen

2
nights
Ballymena, United Kingdom

Ballymena ©
Ballymena is a large town in County Antrim, and the eighth largest in Northern Ireland. On the 20th (Fri), head outdoors with The Dark Hedges, step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and finally get your bearings at Cushendun Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Portrush East Strand.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ballymena vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Carrick to Ballymena takes 6.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ballymena can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballymena

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Portrush, Ballintoy, Kinbane Castle, Giant's Causeway, The Dark Hedges
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Cushendun Village ©
Cushendun Village
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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night
Belfast, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip planner.

Drive from Ballymena to Belfast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
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City Hall ©
City Hall
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 23rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Strandhill Beach, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Knocknarea.

Plan my day in Sligo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Belfast to Sligo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belfast in July: highs in Sligo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Eagles Flying
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Eagles Flying ©
Eagles Flying
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach

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