11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Ballycastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Derry
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Belfast
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h
Los Angeles

2
days
Ballycastle

Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, and then stroll through Giant's Causeway. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with The Dark Hedges, sample the tasty concoctions at Old Bushmills Distillery, and then take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

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Los Angeles, USA to Ballycastle is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Ballycastle hover around 58°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Derry.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bushmills, National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, The Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle
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Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway
National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry, snap pictures at Peace bridge, then see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, and finally browse the exhibits of Ulster American Folk Park. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Free Derry, and finally appreciate the history behind Free Derry Corner.

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You can drive from Ballycastle to Derry in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Omagh
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Ulster American Folk Park
City Walls
Peace bridge

5
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Coast Rd (in Larne) and Mount Stewart House (in Newtownards). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

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You can drive from Derry to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Coast Rd, Mount Stewart House, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Carrickfergus Castle
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Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum
City Hall

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