It's wonderful to hear that you are planning a visit in May, a lovely time to be here on the island of Ireland!
Splitting your time equally between Belfast
sounds like a super idea. From both cities, it is possible to see not only the city delights but also the areas nearby. With hop on hop off bus tours, public transport
, and some organized tours, you will easily fill your itinerary.
Belfast, located on the Causeway Coastal Route
has plenty of places to visit, even Derry~Londonderry
is only 2 hours away so easily part of a day trip or even an overnight stop to break up your time. The hop on hop off
bus in Belfast offers lots of tours within and outside of the city and definitely worth a look.
Dublin has plenty to offer too. Major attractions
and all within walking distance of each other or again the hop on hop off
bus offers a route around them all if this suits better. Plenty of day tours
available to other areas closeby if you fancy some time outside the city.
There is indeed direct train and bus services between Dublin and Belfast, Transport for Ireland
has a wonderful journey planner that you can use to find the one that suits you best. And as you mention, flights
from Glasgow to Belfast International airport just outside the city may be a more preferred option indeed.
I hope this gives you lots of inspiration, and hopefully, your fellow members and some industry partners will be able to add this list!