5 days in Belfast & Edinburgh Itinerary

5 days in Belfast & Edinburgh Itinerary

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5 days in Belfast & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  3​h
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballyholme Beach, then contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dundrum Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Co Couture, then have fun at Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, then take an in-depth tour of Down County Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Saint Patrick Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip maker .

Edinburgh to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Belfast are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Dundrum Castle, Ballyholme Beach, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland, Scrabo Tower
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Ballyholme Beach ©
Ballyholme Beach
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower
Dundrum Castle ©
Dundrum Castle

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Discovery Point and Dynamic Earth capture your imagination. Visiting St Andrews Links and Thorntonloch Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Pease Bay (in Cockburnspath). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, stroll around Holyrood Park, and steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, St Andrews Links, Thorntonloch Beach, Pease Bay, Discovery Point
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links

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