Advice is greatly appreciated on a few questions regarding trip to NI beginning in one week. I'll be traveling by rental car with my mid-20 y.o. daughter for 4 nights /4 days in Northern Ireland, flying in and out of Belfast City Airport. We have booked the first 2 nights in Belfast, arriving there early afternoon of the first day, and booked the 3rd night in Londonderry. We'll drive from Belfast, following the coastal route for as much as we can on 3rd day to Derry, and aren't certain where we'll wish to be for our 4th day & night, other than it not be a too long drive on the next day to the BHD to return a rental car by 1:30-PM (our flight to London is at 3:10 PM). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated for the 4th night!
We're not certain if we'll wish to go back East along the coast for our 4th night to see some sights may have missed after a tour in Londonderry, perhaps staying in Portstewart or elsewhere near coast. Or stay in Derry area or somewhere else, more toward Belfast for the last night - wherever you might recommend? We enjoy learning about history, beautiful scenery, tea stops :-). Weather may be a determining factor. Is Portstewart or Londonderry not too far a drive to the BHD in a morning? I imagine that many B&B's located in most prime locations may be booked - but will there likely be some options if we wait to make reservations at last minute? 2) Other questions: Belfast tours recommended - Coiste - Irish Political Tours and/or Black Taxi? Arthur Magee walking tour? We'll also be taking a tour in Derry, too – Bogside and/or McNamara? Should we book ahead? - Lastly, do you recommend visiting Ulster Museum and/or the Ulster Folk & Transportation Museum in Belfast? Many, many thanks, in advance, for any suggestions!