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, The Netherlands
— 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

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House capture your imagination. When in Amsterdam, make a side trip to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, approximately The Hague away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through Red Light District, stroll around Vondelpark, and don't miss a visit to Brouwersgracht.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online trip builder .

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. Traveling from Newark to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can 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

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence 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: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the exciting artwork 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.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in June: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) 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

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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.
Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Chester Beatty capture your imagination. Step out of Dublin to go to Donore and see Bru na Boinne, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Temple Bar, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and examine the collection at Dublin Writers Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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