8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

8 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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Washington DC
Fly:
20​h 15​min
Belfast
— 4 nights
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Bushmills
— 2 nights
Fly:
18​h 15​min
Washington DC

3
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.
Attractions like W5 and Lagan Valley Leisureplex Lisburn Pool make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Stewart House in Newtownards (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Belfast Zoo, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Anne's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Belfast is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Belfast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, you will find days in Belfast are colder (64°F), and nights are slightly colder (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks Sightseeing

Side Trips

Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Belfast Zoo, Mount Stewart House
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W5
Belfast Zoo
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex

2
days
Bushmills

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Benone Tourist Complex and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Giant's Causeway, then look for gifts at White House (Portrush) Ltd, and then find something for the whole family at Barry's Amusements.

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Drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Sightseeing Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portrush, Benone Tourist Complex
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Benone Tourist Complex
Barry's Amusements
Causeway Coastal Route

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