8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Palm Springs
Fly:  22​h
Belfast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Portrush
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Palm Springs

2
days
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 18th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at City Hall, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast itinerary builder.

Palm Springs, USA to Belfast is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Palm Springs to Belfast, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in October: highs in Belfast hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mount Stewart House
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Crumlin Road Gaol
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast

3
days
Portrush

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Get some historical perspective at Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. City Walls and Kinbane Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portrush: Derry (Peace bridge, Museum of Free Derry, & more). There's still lots to do: cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, snap pictures at National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, and head outdoors with The Dark Hedges.

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You can drive from Belfast to Portrush in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portrush

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Derry, Bushmills, The Dark Hedges, National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, Kinbane Castle
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
City Walls ©
City Walls

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