9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, make a trip to Brouwersgracht, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip builder app.

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick 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 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Get some historical perspective at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Bru na Boinne. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning tool.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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