9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get a sense of the local culture at Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, don't miss a visit to Brouwersgracht, and take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh attractions planning app .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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