The Best Things to do in Belfast (in 24 hours)

Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland

Top sights to see and places to eat when you travel to Belfast in Northern Ireland

Want to see it all and do it all when you travel to Belfast, but you only have one day? Don’t fret! We’ll show you the best way to plan the perfect 24-hour itinerary so you can get the most from your trip to Ireland without missing a thing.

Breakfast at the Titanic Hotel

Titanic Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland

9:00 AM

Thanks to our long-standing relationships with the locals in our homelands, we know the best hotels in Northern Ireland and the Titanic Hotel is one for the record books… literally. Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter at the legendary Harland and Wolf Headquarters and Drawing Offices, wake up to a delicious breakfast at the Wolff Grill Restaurant before you explore the city.

Tour the Titanic Museum

Titanic Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland

10:00 AM

The Titanic Museum is truly a can’t-miss experience. The architectural beauty of this building alone will give you the chills. You’ll definitely need a few hours to go through all six floors of the museum as you take an immersive journey through the elegant ‘Golden Age’ of ocean travel on the site where the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built.

Lunch at John Long’s

Fish and Chips at Long Johns in Belfast, Northern Ireland

1:00 PM

Taste-enthusiasts get excited. John Long’s is the oldest established fish and chip shop in the city. With over 100 years of dishing up fresh, traditional favorites, it’s no surprise that this place is called “The best kept secret in Belfast'.

Peace Walls and city tour with a local specialist

Peace Wall in Belfast, Northern Ireland

2:00 PM

You’ve heard the saying, ‘if these walls could talk…’ well in Belfast, they do. The Peace Walls are filled with amazing murals illustrated by locals; depicting the city’s  history, and showing how much it has grown throughout the years. Explore the lively streets and winding alleyways as you learn all the secrets from our Local Specialist; born and raised in the city. It’s the perfect opportunity for culture-chasers to get a better perspective and in-depth glimpse into the stories behind the stories.

Spend the Afternoon at Belfast Castle

Belfast Castle in Northern Ireland

4:00 PM

Built in the 1860’s, Belfast Castle is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Set on the slopes of Cavehill Country Park, the location of this medieval marvel provides incredible views of the city below and Belfast Lough. It’s one of the most beautiful places in the city to spend your afternoon.

Jawbox gin at the Duke of York

Jawbox Gin in Belfast, Northern Ireland

6:00 PM

Named after the boxy Belfast sinks where locals used to gather, Jawbox Gin has become a staple of the city. Distilled with regional botanicals, it prides itself on being a top-quality spirit. Enjoy a glass at the Duke of York pub, where the dark wood fixtures, brick walls, and intricate artwork hanging from floor to ceiling make it the quintessential Irish pub to raise a glass and say  'cheers' or as the Irish say, 'slainte!'.

Explore the nightlife in Belfast

Nightlife in Belfast, Northern Ireland

8:00 PM – ?

Now that you’ve been properly introduced to the top things to do in Belfast head out on your own to explore the nightlife throughout the city. If you need a little more guidance our team of locals can always provide recommendations on how to end your evening.

Who’s ready to explore more of Northern Ireland? Make sure to check out our destination guides as you plan your custom vacation to the Celtic Isles.


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