7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

7 days in Northern Ireland Itinerary

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San Francisco
Fly:
18​h 45​min
Belfast
— 2 nights
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Derry
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 15​min
Ballymoney
— 1 night
Fly:
22​h 15​min
San Francisco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then admire the landmark architecture of City Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast vacation builder.

San Francisco, USA to Belfast is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Belfast, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Belfast are slightly colder (64°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Derry.

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Titanic Belfast
City Hall
Crumlin Road Gaol

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the striking features of Guildhall, snap pictures at Peace bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally appreciate the history behind Free Derry Corner.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Derry vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ballymoney.

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City Walls
Peace bridge
Guildhall

2
days
Ballymoney

Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, savor the flavors at Old Bushmills Distillery, and then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, take in the views from National Trust - Carrick-a-Rede, and then cruise along The Dark Hedges.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ballymoney trip planner.

Drive from Derry to Ballymoney in an hour. August in Ballymoney sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Sightseeing Scenic Drive Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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